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Osteochondritis Dissecans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Cinciripini   
Thursday, 08 May 2008 04:39
If the puppy is active and traumatizes this soft, decayed area, cracks, or fissures, form and extend into the normal cartilage until a large cartilage flap forms. At this stage, pain is present in the joint every time the patient tries to walk. When the cartilage flap falls into perfect position discomfort is minimal. As it shifts position, pain becomes acute, with joint swelling that is increasingly sensitive. Osteochondritis refers to presence of the inflammatory reaction in the bone marrow and joint, while dissecans refers to the flap of cartilage that is dissected away from its base.” (taken from Southern California Surgical Group).  Most often this occurs in the front shoulder/elbow of the Neapolitan Mastiff puppy.
Last Updated on Friday, 18 July 2008 21:39
 

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