Early changes of osteochondrosis in medial femoral condyles from rats.

@article{Kato1987EarlyCO,
  title={Early changes of osteochondrosis in medial femoral condyles from rats.},
  author={Michiyuki Kato and Takashi Onodera},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={1987},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
Osteochondrosis developed from the early growing process of articular cartilage at the caudal-central region of the medial femoral condyle in rats. Articular cartilage was thick at the region. Mineralization of the matrix in the thick deep zone was incomplete and major parts remained unmineralized. Cavity formation in the mineralized matrix resulting in osteochondrotic lesions was present in the deep zone at 6 weeks of age and was followed by an appearance of viable chondrocytes around it… CONTINUE READING