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Proximal focal humeral deficiency in a large breed dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22828648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 26-week-old female Boerboel was referred for evaluation of progressive left thoracic limb lameness. Computed tomography and radiographic evaluation revealed radiolucency of the caudal region of the proximal humeral metaphysis, absence of the humeral head, and gross distortion of the glenoid. Given the severe glenohumeral deformation, arthrodesis of the left shoulder was performed using orthogonal locking bone plates, lag screw fixation, and bone grafting. Despite late implant failure, arthrodesis was successful in this case, and satisfactory limb function was restored. To the author's knowledge, this is the first report of a case of a focal developmental deficiency of the proximal humerus reported in a dog.
S Kalff; T Gemmill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-15     Completed Date:  2013-04-29     Revised Date:  2014-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  532-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthrodesis / veterinary
Bone Development
Bone Plates
Dog Diseases / congenital*
Forelimb / pathology
Humerus / pathology*
Joint Diseases / congenital
Lameness, Animal / diagnosis
Prosthesis Failure
Shoulder Joint / surgery

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