Steroid Effects on the Knees

During intensive training, young racehorses experience a thickening in the layers of bone under the cartilage of joints. These layers, called subchondral (located nearer the surface) and cancellous, become harder and better able to handle the rigors of training. Unfortunately, the process is painful, especially in the carpus (knee). Therefore, it is fairly common to inject corticosteroids int

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