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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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However, due to the paucity of inflammatory cells found on the osteochondral articular surface of the bone, a more appropriate term would be osteochondrosis, which does not assume the presence of an inflammatory process.
The relationship between growth and osteochondrosis in specific joints in pigs.
Location of osteochondrosis injuries and total amount and % of injury at each location Site of Injury Number of Episodes Elbow (6%) 2 Foot (12%) 4 Groin (12%) 4 Knee (44%) 15 Pelvis (23%) 8 Thight (3%) 1 Note: Table made from bar graph.
On osteochondrosis deformas juvenilis capituli humeri including investigation of intra-osseous vasculature in distal humerus.
RJM: It is perfect for degenerative disorders of the joints (arthrosis) and of the spinal column (osteochondrosis) and rheumatic complaints, neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis, paralyses after a stroke, circulatory disorders following due to disorders of the vascular system, migraine, heart diseases, respiratory organ disorders, chronic liver, and kidney diseases.
As the disease takes its course, osteochondrosis and arthrosis lead to pain, so that posture worsens and the patient becomes less active.
Elbow pain caused by persistent olecranon physis is relatively rare compared with other causes including medial epicondylitis, osteochondrosis of the humeral capitulum, ulnar nerve neuritis, and other soft tissue injuries [1, 2].
Mata et al., "Next-generation sequencing identifies equine cartilage and subchondral bone miRNAs and suggests their involvement in osteochondrosis physiopathology," BMC Genomics, vol.
If underlying bone edema is present or if there is any abnormal findings in the underlying bone, then osteochondrosis dessicans or another abnormality should be considered.
In certain breeds, especially larger breeds, over-feeding can lead to an increased frequency of hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), osteochondrosis (OCD) and hip dysplasia."