Arthrography with Non-ionic Contrast Substances (Optiray 300) in Dogs



Arthrography is an investigation method of the joint space, which is more
frequently used in the canine species, which allows routine observations of it and also the diagnosis of
pathology localized in the joint head or the synovial membrane. It can be practiced on the dog in joints
that have or have not an articular capsule, more frequent in the shoulder (scapula-humerus) and stifle
(femur-tibia-patella), and rarely in the elbow (humerus-radius-ulna) or hip joint (coxal-femur), with
the purpose of diagnosing the integrity of the articular capsule, of the elements of the articular space
and the cul de sac of the synovial membrane [1, 2, 6, 7, 8].
In the professional literature, numerous clinical and radiographic studies have been reported,
which demonstrated that arthrography is a highly valuable method in the diagnosis of osteochondritis
dissecans of the shoulder joint [3, 4, 5].


Optiray 300, arthrography, nonionic contrast medium

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