Osteochondritis dissecans in the dog: diagnosis and therapy.

  title={Osteochondritis dissecans in the dog: diagnosis and therapy.},
  author={J L Berzon},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={175 8},
  • J L Berzon
  • Published 1979 in
    Journal of the American Veterinary Medical…
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a manifestation of osteochondrosis. It is thought to be a metabolic disease of cartilage maturation and endochondral ossification. Therefore, any disturbance affecting the differentiation of growth cartilage constitutes osteochondrosis. When this disturbance affects the articular cartilage so that a piece detaches, it is called OCD. Osteochondritis dissecans is well recognized but poorly understood. The etiology remains controversial. Osteochondritis dissecans… CONTINUE READING