The word 'subchondral' is an adjective referring to the layer of bone immediately under the articular cartilage.


Discussion of factors causing arthritis pain to precede X-ray changes.



Subchondral bone in osteoarthritis: insight into risk factors and microstructural changes. Li G, Yin J, Gao J, Cheng TS, Pavlos NJ, Zhang C and Zheng MH. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013; 15(6): 223.

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