Osteochondrosis


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osteochondrosis

[‚äs·tē·ō‚kän′drō·səs]
(medicine)
A disease characterized by avascular necrosis of ossification centers followed by regeneration. Also known as Calvé's disease; Kienböck's disease; Köhler's disease; Osgood-Schlatter disease; Scheuermann's disease.

Osteochondrosis

 

any one of a group of primarily inflammatory diseases of the subcartilaginous portions of long tubular bones and apophyses of short bones of the skeleton that result from specific suppurative infections, for example, tuberculosis, or—less commonly—nonspecific suppurative infections of bones and joints. Osteochondrosis can be provoked by colds and microtraumas caused by physical overexertion. In severe cases, all the bones and joints may be affected. Noninflammatory changes in bones and joints can also be classified as osteochondroses.

The clinical symptoms of osteochondrosis are pain and limited movements in the affected joints. The disease can be detected by roentgenographic examination, but no specific treatment exists. Rest and immobilization in a functionally correct position serve to prevent bone deformities, while the pain can be diminished by heat applications and treatment in a health resort.

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Osteochondrosis, but not lameness, is more frequent among free-range pigs than confined herd-mates.
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Frequency and severity of osteochondrosis in horses with cervical stenotic myelopathy.
The neurological symptoms of the lumbar osteochondrosis are most widespread among human chronic diseases.
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Pathophysiology, morphology and clinical signs of osteochondrosis in dog.
Etiopathogenesis of Kirner's deformity is still not well understood, with hypotheses being juvenile osteomalacia, aseptic necrosis, (4) and osteochondrosis of possible vascular origin.
Pain anywhere in the arc of motion suggests a UCL injury; pain elicited at 45[degrees] of flexion suggests osteochondrosis of the humeral capitellum, while pain closer to frill extension suggests osteochondrosis of the trochlea.
In one study with sedentary pigs, BCAA supplementation did not reduce severity of osteochondrosis lesions compared to the control group (Frantz et al.
Many diseases related to joints such as osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, the destruction of articular cartilage resulting from infection, trauma, tumors and rheumatologic disease are all surgical candidates, because medical treatment usually has no effects.
Effect of the Administration of an Oral Hyaluronan Formulation on Clinical and Biochemical Parameters in Young Horses with Osteochondrosis," Vet.