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Aust Vet J. 2004 May;82(5):278-81.

Radiographic changes in elbow dysplasia following ulnar osteotomy--a case report and review of the literature.

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University of Melbourne's Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, 250 Princes Hwy, Werribee, Vic 3030.


This case report describes the results of bilateral elbow arthrotomy and a unilateral ulnar osteotomy in a 10-month-old dog with bilateral elbow dysplasia. Fragmented coronoid processes were removed from both joints via bilateral medial arthrotomies. On the right side an ulnar osteotomy was also performed using a caudolateral approach. Bilateral flexed lateral elbow radiographs taken before surgery and 5 months postoperatively were assessed for changes in osteophyte size on the anconeal process, caudal epicondylar ridge and radial head. Osteophytes on the anconeal process and caudal epicondylar ridge disappeared over the postoperative period in the joint that received an ulnar osteotomy. In the contralateral joint the size of the oesteophytes on the anconeal process and caudal epicondylar ridge increased in size during the same period.

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