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Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

What is Osteochondritis Dissecans?

 

Osteochondritis Dissecans is an abnormality in development of bone from cartilage. As a result, within joints such as the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle (hock), a flap of cartilage can develop causing lameness. The shoulder and elbow are more commonly affected. The development of OCD is secondary to multiple factors including diet, growth rate, genetics, trauma, hormonal imbalance and joint architecture.