SPORTS MEDICINE UPDATEis a bimonthly publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine ( AOSSM). Osteochondritis dissecans ( OCD) is a disease that can develop in horses of any age and affects the joints and bone cartilage. This bone and cartilage can then break loose, causing pain and possibly hindering joint motion. With osteochondritis dissecans, bone and its adjacent cartilage loses its blood supply. Osteochondritis dissecans ( OCD) is a pathological process affecting the subchondral bone ( most often in the knee joint) of children and adolescents with open growth plates ( juvenile OCD) and young adults with closed growth plates ( adult OCD). Osteochondritis dissecans occurs most. Osteochondrosis ( juvenile) of acetabulum; Osteochondrosis ( juvenile) of iliac crest [ Buchanan] Osteochondrosis ( juvenile) of ischiopubic synchondrosis [ van Neck]. Osteochondritis dissecans ( os- tee- o- kon- DRY- tis DIS- uh- kanz) is a joint condition in which bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies due to lack of blood flow. What is osteochondritis dissecans? Osteochondroză gândacică. OCD usually causes pain and swelling of the affected joint which catches and locks during movement. Surgical Conditions. OCD can occur in any breed of horse,. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine— a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship— is a national. Osteochondritis dissecans ( OCD or OD) is a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone. Though osteochondritis dissecans can involve any joint' s bone and cartilage, elbows and knees are most commonly affected. Osteochondritis dissecans ( OCD) is the end result of the aseptic separation of an osteochondral fragment with the gradual fragmentation of the articular surface. OSTEOCHONDRITIS DISSECANS OF THE ELBOW. Osteochondritis dissecans) in which the cortical bone overlying the enchondral defect fractures and separates to create a loose body within the joint: Two criteria may be used to classify osteochondritis: • criterion 1 relates to the anatomical location of the enchondral ossification defect. Fragmentation apophysitis ( e. By Cheryl Yuill, DVM, MSc, CVH. Though there is no known cure, arthroscopic surgery is frequently performed to remove the damaged cartilage and bone tissue from the joint. The term osteochondrosis. Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD in Dogs.