Some horses with advanced degenerative joint disease (arthritis) suffer from pain and lameness. In low motion joints with severe arthrosis, a fusion of the affected joint can provide pain relief. The joint that is very suitable for an arthrodesis is the pastern joint. The remaining cartilage of the joint is removed and the two bones are fused with a plate and screws. These horses can do normal work after the operation. This arthrodesis is also possible in other joints as the fetlock, hock even shoulder and neck under certain conditions.