Experimental ischemia of porcine growth cartilage produces lesions of osteochondrosis.

  title={Experimental ischemia of porcine growth cartilage produces lesions of osteochondrosis.},
  author={Bj\ornar Ytrehus and H Andreas Haga and Cato N Mellum and Lene Mathisen and Cathy S Carlson and Stina Ekman and Jon Teige and Finn Per Reinholt},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  volume={22 6},
Osteochondrosis is a disorder of growth cartilage in which a focal failure of blood supply has been proposed as an important initiating factor. In the present study we investigated the effect on epiphyseal growth cartilage of experimentally interrupting the blood supply to a limited area of the distal femur of growing pigs. In 12 pigs, a thin full-thickness cartilage slab was removed from the abaxial margin of the medial condyle, thereby transecting a limited number of cartilage canals. The… CONTINUE READING
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