osteochondrosis

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osteochondrosis

 [os″te-o-kon-dro´sis]
a disease of the growth ossification centers in children, beginning as a degeneration or necrosis followed by regeneration or recalcification; known by various names, depending on the bone involved.
osteochondrosis defor´mans ti´biae tibia vara.

os·te·o·chon·dro·sis

(os'tē-ō-kon-drō'sis),
Any of a group of disorders of one or more ossification centers in children, characterized by degeneration or aseptic necrosis followed by reossification; includes the various forms of epiphysial aseptic necrosis.
[osteo- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -osis, condition]

osteochondrosis

/os·teo·chon·dro·sis/ (-kon-dro´sis) a disease of the growth ossification centers in children, beginning as a degeneration or necrosis followed by regeneration or recalcification; known by various names, depending on the bone involved.

osteochondrosis

[-kondrō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, osteon + chondros, cartilage, osis, condition
a disease affecting the ossification centers of bone in children. It is initially characterized by degeneration and necrosis, followed by regeneration and recalcification. Kinds of osteochondrosis include Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and Scheuermann's disease.

osteochondrosis

Osgood-Schlatter disease, see there.

os·te·o·chon·dro·sis

(os'tē-ō-kon-drō'sis)
Any of a group of disorders of one or more ossification centers in children, characterized by degeneration or aseptic necrosis followed by reossification; includes the various forms of epiphysial aseptic necrosis.
[osteo- + G. chondros, cartilage, + -osis, condition]

osteochondrosis

See OSTEOCHONDRITIS.

osteochondrosis

a disease characterized by abnormal differentiation of growth cartilage. Called also dyschondroplasia. It is a common disease in pigs and dogs and is also recognized in horses, turkeys and possibly in young bulls. The manifestations and sequelae vary with the species. In pigs osteochondrosis includes osteochondritis dissecans, epiphysiolysis deformities of bones and arthropathy. See also leg weakness.
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Osteochondrosis of the shoulder. By permission from Kirberger RM, Wrigley RH, Barr F, Dennis R, Handbook of Small Animal Radiological Differential Diagnosis, Saunders, 2001

osteochondrosis and arthrosis
this disease of pigs causes severe degenerative lesions of the articular cartilage and underlying bone which are recognizable to autopsy but often without clinical signs. See also leg weakness.