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Arthroscopic treatment of fragmented coronoid process with severe elbow incongruity. Long-term follow-up in eight Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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PMID:  23154671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term treatment results of fragmented coronoid process (FCP) in joints with a radio-ulnar step greater than 3 mm. Treatment of these patients only consisted of fragment removal, without correction of the incongruity.The eight Bernese Mountain Dogs (11 joints) included in this study showed obvious clinical signs of elbow disease and were diagnosed with severe elbow incongruity and concomitant FCP in the time period from 1999-2003. At that time, elbow radiography, computed tomography, and arthroscopy were performed. The mean follow-up period was 5.6 years. The follow-up consisted of a telephone questionnaire combined with a clinical and radiographic re-evaluation at our clinic.The questionnaire revealed that all dogs were either free of lameness or only lame following heavy exercise. One dog sporadically required medication after heavy exercise. The owner satisfaction rate was 100%. The clinical re-evaluation did not reveal any signs of pain or lameness in all cases. Range-of-motion was decreased in nine of the 11 elbows. Radiographs revealed an increase in severity of osteoarthritis in every case.In this case series, arthroscopic fragment removal without treatment of incongruity was demonstrated to be a valuable treatmentoption and may provide a satisfactory long-term outcome.
Authors:
Y C A Samoy; E de Bakker; D Van Vynckt; E Coppieters; H van Bree; B Van Ryssen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Dr. Yves C. A. Samoy, University Ghent Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Medical Imaging and Orthopedics, Salisburylaan 133, Merelbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen 9820, Belgium, Phone: +32 926 47 650, Fax: +32 926 47 793, E-mail: yves.samoy@UGent.be.
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