Osteochondrosis is a family of orthopedic diseases of the joint that occur in children and adolescents and in rapidly growing animals, particularly pigs, horses, and dogs. They are characterized by interruption of the blood supply of a bone, in particular to the epiphysis, followed by localized bon...
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Exercise causes as much of a growth spurt as does a big feed intake. If inflamed joints are not backed off, you then risk osteochondrosis at stress points, cartilage dies late and becomes encapsulated in normal bone nearby, leaving a hole that can fracture later on
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Osteochondrosis: Any disease that affects the progress of bone growth by killing bone tissue. Osteochondrosis is seen only in children and teens whose bones are still growing.
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<radiology> Degeneration followed by reossification of one or more ossification centres in children, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (capital femoral epiphysis), Kohler disease (tarsal navicular), Osgood-Schlatter disease (tibial tuberosity), Scheuermann disease (vertebral ring epiphyses), Freiberg...
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(os″te-o-kon-dro´sis) a disease of the growth ossification centers in children, beginning as a degeneration or necrosis followed by regeneration or recalcification; known by various names, depending on the bone involved. osteochondrosis deformans tibiae tibia vara.
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relatively common temporary orthopedic disorder of children in which the epiphysis (growing end) of a bone dies and then is gradually replaced over a ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: os′tē-ō-kon-drō′sis Definitions: 1. Any of a group of disorders of one or more ossification centers in children, characterized by degeneration or aseptic necrosis followed by reossification; includes the various forms of epiphysial aseptic necrosi...
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A disorder of growing cartilage that may affect either the growth plate or the articular cartilage.
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