Comparison of healing of full-thickness cartilage vs. full- thickness cartilage and subchondral bone defects in the equine third carpal bone
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Exposure of the subchondral bone plate resulted in a deep layer of fibrocartilage and a superficial layer of fibrous connective tissue. Exposure of the subchondral marrow spaces resulted in a deep layer of hyaline-like cartilage, an intermediate layer of fibrocartilage and a superficial layer of fibrous connective tissue.
Degenerative joint disease occurred in all joints. Results were similar between four- and six-month specimens. Further studies are needed before removal of the subchondral bone plate can be recommended for clinical treatment of full-thickness articular cartilage lesions.
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