Elbow dysplasia

New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

New Treatment for Dog Elbow Arthritis: Synovetin OA®

Is your dog suffering from elbow arthritis? Veterinary clinics are starting to offer a new treatment—Synovetin OA®. Synovetin OA® is a form of nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty that involves the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Typically, you might encounter it as a diagnostic tool. For example, the veterinarian will administer…

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Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Hip and elbow dysplasia are a common cause of lameness in dogs. They sound like they should be the same thing, just involving different legs. Are they, though? Definition The word dysplasia has a rather broad meaning. It is from Greek, and it stands for malformation. In the context of veterinary medicine, dysplasia means abnormal development or growth. Both hip…

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Front Leg Lameness in a Rottweiler: Cookie’s Sore Front Legs

Front Leg Lameness in a Rottweiler: Cookie’s Sore Front Legs

Hind leg lameness has been my biggest fear. Yet, a sore front leg can be way more complicated. The most common causes of hind limb lameness in dogs include: cruciate ligament injuries hip dysplasia arthritis (often secondary to one of the above) Front leg lameness can have various causes, the most common ones being elbow dysplasia and shoulder injuries. Neck…

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Veterinary Highlights: Canine Unicompartmental Elbow Resurfacing (CUE)

Osteoarthritis from elbow dysplasia may result in complete loss of cartilage on the medial (inner side) weight-bearing surfaces of the joint, (Medial Compartment Disease (MCD). At this stage, the part of the joint collapses, resulting in the grinding of bone on bone. Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE) is a surgical treatment option to consider where other treatments are no longer effective.…

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Veterinary Highlights: Elbow Replacement

Did you know, that dogs now can have bad joints replaced? Your dog can get a total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and yes, even total elbow replacement. Dogs suffering from elbow dysplasia, who didn’t respond to other treatments, can get a spanking new elbow. The procedure has been performed on over 200 dogs with positive results. The recovery is…

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