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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2013

Transection of vessels in epiphyseal cartilage canals leads to osteochondrosis and osteochondrosis dissecans in the femoro-patellar joint of foals; a potential model of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans

Olstad, K.; Carlson, C.S.; Hendrickson, Eli HS; Ekman, Stina; Dolvik, NI


Conclusion: The ischaemic hypothesis for the pathogenesis of OC has been reproduced experimentally in foals. There are several similarities between OCD in animals and JOCD in children. It should be investigated whether JOCD also occurs due to a focal failure in the cartilage canal blood supply, followed by ischaemic chondronecrosis. (C) 2013 Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Epiphyseal growth cartilage; Vessel transection; Ischaemic chondronecrosis; Osteochondrosis; Osteochondrosis dissecans; Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans

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Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
2013, Volume: 21, number: 5, pages: 730-738