Elbow

Authors: Stephanie Mella, Helen Dirrig, Richard L Meeson

Objective: French Bulldogs are predisposed to humeral condylar fractures. Computed tomography (CT) in English Springer Spaniel elbows has allowed identification of humeral intracondylar fissures (HIF), which can cause lameness and predispose to condylar fractures. This study aimed to evaluate CT characteristics of non-lame French Bulldog elbows, to determine the presence of underlying elbow disease.

Category: Elbow - Imaging
Authors: Daniele Serrani, Sara Sassaroli, Francesco Gallorini, Alberto Salvaggio, Adolfo Maria Tambella, Ilaria Biagioli, Angela Palumbo Piccionello

Medial compartment disease is a common occurrence in dogs affected by elbow dysplasia. Despite many treatments suggested in the literature, only few studies reported comparative outcomes in the short and long term. The aim of this study is to report and compare short- and long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of dogs treated for medial compartment disease (MCD) by distal dynamic ulnar ostectomy (DUO), bi-oblique dynamic proximal ulnar osteotomy (BODPUO) and conservative management (CM).

Category: Elbow - Imaging
Authors: Alan Danielski, Russell Yeadon

Objective: To report arthroscopic findings in dogs with humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) and compare these findings in joints of dogs not affected by HIF on preoperative CT images.

Study design: Controlled clinical study.

Animals: Dogs with HIF (14 dogs, 21 elbows) and dogs without HIF (20 dogs, 31 elbows).

Category: Elbow - Imaging
Authors: Kenneth A Bruecker, Kevin Benjamino, Aldo Vezzoni, Charles Walls, Kirk L Wendelburg, Christelle M Follette, Loïc M Déjardin, Reunan Guillou
Category: Dysplasia - Elbow
Authors: Rebecca A Hersh-Boyle, Po-Yen Chou, Amy S Kapatkin, Mathieu Spriet, Barbro Filliquist, Tanya C Garcia, Denis J Marcellin-Little

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of still images of needle arthroscopy (SNAR), still images of traditional arthroscopy (STAR), and computed tomography (CT) to diagnose medial coronoid process (MCP) pathology.

Study design: Prospective clinical trial.

Animals: Dogs (n = 17) presented for evaluation of elbow dysplasia.

Category: Elbow
Authors: Javier García, Russell Yeadon, Miguel A Solano

Objective: To report the surgical management, complications, and short-term outcomes for dogs with humeral Y-T fractures (ie, fractures affecting the medial and lateral aspect of the humeral condyle extending from the articular surface) that had been approached bilaterally (medial and lateral) and stabilized with two locking compression plates (LCP) and to investigate risk factors for major complications in the short term.

Authors: Williams H, Calvo , Gaines A, Kalff S, Sajik D, Kulendra NJ, Meeson RL, Parsons K, Farrell M, Kulendra ER

OBJECTIVES: To describe reduction techniques and clinical outcome in a series of traumatic elbow luxations in cats.

Authors: Baud K, Griffin S, Martinez-Taboada F, Burton NJ

OBJECTIVES: To compare elbow congruity in two cohorts of Labrador retrievers affected with either radial incisure or apex fragmentation of the medial coronoid process.

Category: Elbow - Imaging
Authors: Aulakh KS, Dongaonkar KR, Barnes K, Gines AJ, Bordelon JT, Hulse D, Aulakh HK, Liu CC

OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of orthopedic examination on numerical rating score (NRS) and visual analog score (VAS) when scoring lameness in dogs with elbow osteoarthritis (OA) and to evaluate interobserver and intraobserver agreement in NRS and VAS on the basis of video-graph

Category: Elbow - Osteoarthritis
Authors: McCarthy J, Comerford EJ, Innes JF, Pettitt RA

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the surgical technique, associated complications and clinical outcome of elbow arthrodesis using a medially positioned plate.

STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective case series.