Flexor Enthesopathy of the Elbow in Three Dogs: Imaging and Surgery

Ciprian OBER, Guenter SCHWARZ, Ioana CRĂCIUN, Cecilia DANCIU, Iulia CIMPOIEȘ, Cosmin PEȘTEAN, Iulia MELEGA, Liviu OANA

Abstract


The aim of the study was to describe the radiographic and computed tomography (CT), findings in three dogs with elbow flexor enthesopathy. The study was a clinical one with client-owned dogs. In two dogs, lameness was localized to the elbow by clinical examination. Radiographic examination and CT were performed, and flexor enthesopaty was observed also in the third dog as an incidental finding. Flexorenthesopathy was diagnosed in all three dogs (4 joints) by combining the minimal radiographic changes with specific CT findings. Conservative and surgical treatment were performed. In all joints, any other pathology were excluded. In all three dogs, the elbow condition improved on long-term. Flexor enthesopathy at the medial epicondyle is an unrecognized condition and is a possible cause of elbow lameness in the dog.

Keywords


dog; elbow; flexor enthesopathy; radiography; computed tomography.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-vm:2018.0012


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