A case of dorso-medial luxation of the radial carpal bone in a dog

Authors: 
S. Palierne, C. Delbeke, E. Asimus, P. Meynaud-Collard, D. Mathon, A. Zahra, A. Autefage
Volume: 
21
Number: 
2
Pages: 
171-176
Journal: 
VCOT
Date: 
2008

Luxation of the radial carpal bone is an uncommon injury in the dog and cat. Previous clinical cases have reported palmaro-medial luxation with injury to the short radial collateral ligament. In this study a case of dorsomedial luxation of the radial carpal bone in a 10-yearold female Gordon Setter is described. A closed reduction of the luxation was performed and a conservative treatment was carried out. Thirteen months after the reduction, the dog had a satisfactory limb function, despite the presence of degenerative joint disease of the carpus. A pathogenic hypothesis for this dorso-medial luxation of the radial carpal bone is proposed reproducing the luxation on canine cadavers.