It often refers to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). The term dissecans refers to the "creation of a flap of cartilage that further dissects away from its underlying subchondral attachments (dissecans)".
The other recognized types of osteochondritis are osteochondritis deformans juvenilis (osteochondritis of the capitular head of the epiphysis of the femur) and osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi (osteochondrosis of the spinal vertebrae, also known as Scheuermann's disease).
- "Osteochondritis" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- "CAL > Home". cal.vet.upenn.edu. Archived from the original on September 13, 2007. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
- Scheuermann's+disease at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Quoted from: Matthew Pead and Sue Guthrie. "Elbow Dysplasia in dogs – a new scheme explained" (PDF). British Veterinary Association (BVA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
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