Multiple Pathways to Osteoarthritis and Articular Fractures: Is Subchondral Bone the Culprit?

Authors: 
Antonio M. Cruz DVM, MVM, MSc, DrMedVet; Mark B. Hurtig DVM, MVSc
Volume: 
24
Number: 
Pages: 
101-116
Journal: 
Veterinary Clinics Equine Practice
Date: 
2008

Osteoarthritis and articular fractures are commonly responsible for early retirement from athletic performance. The subchondral bone (SCB) in those conditions is being recognized as an integral component in their pathophysiology. Early recognition of these potentially career-ending diseases may require understanding of the progression of changes occurring in SCB with time and exercise.

Large animal: