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Primary flexor enthesopathy of the canine elbow: imaging and arthroscopic findings in 8 dogs with discrete radiographic changes

Bernadette Van Ryssen UGent, Evelien de Bakker UGent, Yseult Baumlin, Yves Samoy UGent, Delphine Van Vynckt UGent, Ingrid Gielen UGent, Richard Ducatelle UGent and Henri van Bree UGent (2012) VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY. 25(3). p.239-245
abstract
Objective: To describe the radiographic, ultrasonographic, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and arthroscopic findings in eight dogs with elbow lameness caused by primary flexor enthesopathy. Study design: Clinical study. Animals: Eight client-owned dogs. Methods: In all dogs, lameness was localized to the elbow by clinical examination. Radiographic examination, ultrasound, CT and MRI were performed prior to arthroscopy. In seven dogs, surgical treatment and subsequent histopathology were performed. Results: Primary enthesopathy of the medial epicondyle was diagnosed in eight dogs (13 joints) by combining the minimal radiographic changes with specific ultrasonographic, CT, MRI and arthroscopic findings at the medial epicondyle. In all joints, any other pathology could be excluded. Histopathology of the affected tissue revealed degeneration and metaplasia in the flexor muscles. Conclusions: Primary flexor enthesopathy at the medial epicondyle is an unrecognized condition and is a possible cause of elbow lameness in the dog. Diagnosis is based on specific imaging and arthroscopic findings. Clinical relevance: The most important cause of elbow lameness in dogs is medial coronoid disease. Often this condition presents with minimal radiographic and arthroscopic changes. In these cases, primary enthesopathy of the medial epicondyle should be considered as a differential diagnosis, in order to make the correct treatment decision.
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REDEFINED TYPE, LAMENESS, HUMERAL EPICONDYLE, LABRADOR RETRIEVERS, MEDIAL CORONOID DISEASE, diagnosis, flexor enthesopathy, medial epicondyle, Elbow, dog, DYSPLASIA, TENDONS, DIAGNOSIS, INJURIES, HORSES
journal title
VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY
Vet. Comp. Orthop. Traumatol.
volume
25
issue
3
pages
239 - 245
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Article
Web of Science id
000304798300012
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
1.013 (2012)
JCR rank
64/142 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0932-0814
DOI
10.3415/VCOT-11-03-0038
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2962996
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2962996
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2012-07-13 15:17:26
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2013-05-01 00:30:43
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  abstract     = {Objective: To describe the radiographic, ultrasonographic, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and arthroscopic findings in eight dogs with elbow lameness caused by primary flexor enthesopathy. 
Study design: Clinical study. 
Animals: Eight client-owned dogs. 
Methods: In all dogs, lameness was localized to the elbow by clinical examination. Radiographic examination, ultrasound, CT and MRI were performed prior to arthroscopy. In seven dogs, surgical treatment and subsequent histopathology were performed. 
Results: Primary enthesopathy of the medial epicondyle was diagnosed in eight dogs (13 joints) by combining the minimal radiographic changes with specific ultrasonographic, CT, MRI and arthroscopic findings at the medial epicondyle. In all joints, any other pathology could be excluded. Histopathology of the affected tissue revealed degeneration and metaplasia in the flexor muscles. 
Conclusions: Primary flexor enthesopathy at the medial epicondyle is an unrecognized condition and is a possible cause of elbow lameness in the dog. Diagnosis is based on specific imaging and arthroscopic findings. 
Clinical relevance: The most important cause of elbow lameness in dogs is medial coronoid disease. Often this condition presents with minimal radiographic and arthroscopic changes. In these cases, primary enthesopathy of the medial epicondyle should be considered as a differential diagnosis, in order to make the correct treatment decision.},
  author       = {Van Ryssen, Bernadette and de Bakker, Evelien and Baumlin, Yseult and Samoy, Yves and Van Vynckt, Delphine and Gielen, Ingrid and Ducatelle, Richard and van Bree, Henri},
  issn         = {0932-0814},
  journal      = {VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY},
  keyword      = {REDEFINED TYPE,LAMENESS,HUMERAL EPICONDYLE,LABRADOR RETRIEVERS,MEDIAL CORONOID DISEASE,diagnosis,flexor enthesopathy,medial epicondyle,Elbow,dog,DYSPLASIA,TENDONS,DIAGNOSIS,INJURIES,HORSES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {239--245},
  title        = {Primary flexor enthesopathy of the canine elbow: imaging and arthroscopic findings in 8 dogs with discrete radiographic changes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3415/VCOT-11-03-0038},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Van Ryssen, Bernadette, Evelien de Bakker, Yseult Baumlin, Yves Samoy, Delphine Van Vynckt, Ingrid Gielen, Richard Ducatelle, and Henri van Bree. 2012. “Primary Flexor Enthesopathy of the Canine Elbow: Imaging and Arthroscopic Findings in 8 Dogs with Discrete Radiographic Changes.” Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 25 (3): 239–245.
APA
Van Ryssen, B., de Bakker, E., Baumlin, Y., Samoy, Y., Van Vynckt, D., Gielen, I., Ducatelle, R., et al. (2012). Primary flexor enthesopathy of the canine elbow: imaging and arthroscopic findings in 8 dogs with discrete radiographic changes. VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY, 25(3), 239–245.
Vancouver
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Van Ryssen B, de Bakker E, Baumlin Y, Samoy Y, Van Vynckt D, Gielen I, et al. Primary flexor enthesopathy of the canine elbow: imaging and arthroscopic findings in 8 dogs with discrete radiographic changes. VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY. 2012;25(3):239–45.
MLA
Van Ryssen, Bernadette, Evelien de Bakker, Yseult Baumlin, et al. “Primary Flexor Enthesopathy of the Canine Elbow: Imaging and Arthroscopic Findings in 8 Dogs with Discrete Radiographic Changes.” VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY 25.3 (2012): 239–245. Print.