Osteochodrosis Dissecan Lesion

Osteochondrosis Dissecans Lesions are a type of developmental joint disorder in young animals, where cartilage doesn’t develop properly and may detach from the underlying bone, causing pain and lameness.

Osteochodrosis Dissecan Lesion

What is Osteochodrosis Dissecan Lesion?

This condition is a developmental joint disorders causing lesions. These lesions can cause pain, inflammation, and joint dysfunction, resulting in lameness and difficulty with movement. Thi commonly affect the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hock joints.

Signs of needed procedure

  • Lameness or limping, particularly after exercise or activity.
  • Reluctance to bear weight on one or more limbs.
  • Swelling or joint effusion (fluid accumulation) in the affected joint.
  • Pain or discomfort, manifested as vocalization, reluctance to move, or guarding the affected limb.
  • Decreased range of motion in the joint.
  • Muscle atrophy (loss of muscle mass) in the affected limb due to decreased use.
  • Progressive worsening of symptoms over time.


This typically involves physical examination and imaging studies like X-rays or MRI scans to identify joint abnormalities such as cartilage lesions or bone changes. In some cases, arthroscopy may be used for direct visualization of the joint


Treatment typically involves surgical intervention to remove or repair the affected cartilage and promote proper healing of the joint. Without treatment, Osteochodrosis Dissecan Lesions can lead to progressive joint degeneration and osteoarthritis. Early detection and intervention are crucial for managing Osteochodrosis Dissecan Lesions and preserving joint function in affected animals.