Vet J 2020 Jul 3;261:105480. Epub 2020 Jun 3.
Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Radboud University Medical Center, Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10, NL-6525 GA Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Department of Biomechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Thus far, there is a lack of scientific investigation regarding the hypothesis that biomechanical factors contribute to the cross-species pathogenesis of osteochondrosis (OC). Therefore, the aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether high (peak) pressures occur in the porcine femorotibial (FT) joint. In this experimental, ex vivo study, the right hind limbs of seven weaned piglets were subjected to maximal joint excursions, as a priori radiologically estimated. Read More