Osteochondritis is a painful type of osteochondrosis where the cartilage or bone in a joint is inflamed. It often refers to osteochondritis dissecans. The term dissecans refers to the "creation of a flap of cartilage that further dissects away from its underlying subchondral attachments". The other recognized types of osteochondritis are osteochondritis deformans juvenilis and osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi. Osteochondritis, and especially osteochondritis dissecans, can manifest in animals as a primary cause of elbow dysplasia, a chronic condition in some species and breeds.
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Inflammation of a bone and its overlaying CARTILAGE.
The numerical value of osteochondritis in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of osteochondritis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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