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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2005 Dec;21(3):673-90, vii.

New surgical treatments for osteochondritis dissecans and subchondral bone cysts.

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Department of Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medical College, C3-181, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. laf4@cornell.edu

Abstract

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and subchondral bone cysts (SBCs) occur commonly and at many different locations in equine limbs and can lead to secondary osteoarthritis when left untreated. Depending on the location and extent of the lesion, arthroscopic surgical debridement may be an effective treatment for returning a horse to athletic soundness. In many cases, however, additional techniques to improve the healing response in bone and cartilage are needed so as to preserve articular function. Methods for improving cartilage repair (ie, restoration of damaged cartilage)or regeneration (ie, reformation or recreation of new articular cartilage) in select cases of OCD and SBCs are discussed.

PMID:
16297727
DOI:
10.1016/j.cveq.2005.07.005
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