Development of the subchondral bone layer of the medial coronoid process of the canine ulna.

@article{Wolschrijn2005DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the subchondral bone layer of the medial coronoid process of the canine ulna.},
  author={Claudia F. Wolschrijn and Wim A. Weijs},
  journal={The anatomical record. Part A, Discoveries in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={284 1},
  pages={439-45}
}
The medial coronoid process (MCP) of the ulna takes part in the weight-bearing function of the elbow in quadrupedal animals. In this study, the timing of development of a solid subchondral bone layer (SBL) of the MCP in the dog is investigated, as this might be important in the pathogenesis of the fractured medial coronoid process, a common disease in young dogs of larger breeds. The SBL is considered to make an important contribution to the strength of the MCP. In this study, the SBL is… CONTINUE READING