Elbows Flashcards Preview

JB > Elbows > Flashcards

Flashcards in Elbows Deck (72)
Loading flashcards...

Böttcher P, Werner H, Ludewig E, Grevel V, Oechtering G. Visual estimation of radioulnar incongruence in dogs using three-dimensional image rendering: an in vitro study based on computed tomographic imaging. Vet Surg. 2009 Feb 1;38(2):161–8.

- -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 RU incongruence model. After 3D reconstruction congruence was estimated subjectively
- sensitivity 86%, specificity 77%


House MR, Marino DJ, Lesser ML. Effect of limb position on elbow congruity with CT evaluation. Vet Surg. 2009 Feb 1;38(2):154–60.

pronation/supination affects elbow congruity measurements on CT


Werner H, Winkels P, Grevel V, Oechtering G, Böttcher P. Sensitivity and specificity of arthroscopic estimation of positive and negative radio-ulnar incongruence in dogs. An in vitro study. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2009 Jan 1;22(6):437–41.

- arthroscopy (1.9mm, elbow fixed at 145, no pronation/supination)
- was 98% sensitive and 89% specific for detecting RU inconcruity (+2, +1, 0, -1, -2mm)


Might KR, Hanzlik KA, Case JB, Duncan CG, Egger EL, Rooney MB, et al. In vitro comparison of proximal ulnar osteotomy and distal ulnar osteotomy with release of the interosseous ligament in a canine model. Vet Surg. 2011 May;40(3):321–6.

- A distal ulnar osteotomy with an interosseus ligament release is equivalent to a proximal ulnar osteot
- the change in radioulnar incongruence (about 6mm) is not as much as the osteotomy gap (4.5 mm)
- the distal osteotomy without an interosseus lig release does not allow radioulnar sliding


Kranz ST, Lesser AS. Radiographic evaluation of osteotomized ulnar segments following arthroscopic treatment for canine medial coronoid disease. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011;24(5):383–8.

- proximal ulnar osteotomy (2.5 cm distal to joint) allowed more ulnar movement than
- mid-diaphyseal ulnar osteotomy (i.e. distal ulnar osteotomy)
- radiographic ulnar movement peaked around 2 weeks after surgery


Gutbrod A, Guerrero TG. Effect of external rotational humeral osteotomy on the contact mechanics of the canine elbow joint. Vet Surg. 2012 Oct;41(7):845–52.

- 15 external rotation humeral osteotomy shifted PCP from ulna to radius – shifted it 38% laterally
- decreased the ulnar pressure from 59% to 27%


Fitzpatrick N, Yeadon R, Smith T, Schulz K. Techniques of application and initial clinical experience with sliding humeral osteotomy for treatment of medial compartment disease of the canine elbow. Vet Surg. 2009 Feb 1;38(2):261–78.

- many dogs had concurrent SCO. 6.5 month follow-up
- Generation 1 – 17.2% major complications
- Generation 2 – 22.2% major complications
- Generation 3 – 4.8% major complications (i.e. 1 of 21 dogs)
- the 2.7 plate was adjusted to accept 3.5 mm locking screws for holes 3 & 4
- the 3.5 plate was left the same, but 4.0 mm locking screws were developed for holes 3&4
- plates are 316L SS, 2.7 plate has 7.5 mm slide, 3.5 plate has 10mm slide (standard) or 7.5 mm (reduced)
- plates have Combi-holes. They are 8 hole plates
- screws broke at 4, then 3, then 2. Never in distal fragment
- try to maintain 33% overlap between cortexes
- plate is placed in buttress. Medial plate, medial slide
- “drill-guide-slide” technique


Mason DR, Schulz KS, Fujita Y, Kass PH, Stover SM. Measurement of humeroradial and humeroulnar transarticular joint forces in the canine elbow joint after humeral wedge and humeral slide osteotomies. Vet Surg. 2008 Jan 1;37(1):63–70.

- 4 mm slide -> 25% reduction in ulna pressure
- 8 mm slide -> 28% reduction in ulna pressure
- wedge (10 or 20) -> no statistically significant reduction in ulnar pressure
- ulna pressure approximately equaled radial pressure before procedures


Jardel N, Crevier-Denoix N, Moissonnier P, Viateau V. Anatomical and safety considerations in establishing portals used for canine elbow arthroscopy. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2010;23(2):75–80.

- arthroscope portal is 1-7 mm cranial to the ulnar nerve
- instrument portal is 13-30 mm caudal to the median nerve


Conzemius M. Nonconstrained elbow replacement in dogs. Vet Surg. 2009 Feb 1;38(2):279–84.

- the continuing story of total elbow development
- currently reported success rate = 80% (i.e. 20% major complications – require revision)
- feature of most recent generation = hybrid cemented and ingrowth humeral component
- the sides of the humeral condylar component have porous surfaces for bony ingrowth


Burton NJ, Owen MR, Colborne GR, Toscano MJ. Can owners and clinicians assess outcome in dogs with fragmented medial coronoid process? Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2009 Jan 1;22(3):183–9.

- 9 dogs with unilateral FCP. Kinematic gait analysis over 1 year
- against TSMR as gold standard (symmetry index), owner and surgeon VAS scales of gait are not reliable
- owners tend to underestimate lameness over long term – more than 4 weeks post op


Van Vynckt D, Verhoeven G, Saunders J, Polis I, Samoy Y, Verschooten F, et al. Diagnostic intra-articular anaesthesia of the elbow in dogs with medial coronoid disease. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Jul 12;25(4):307–13.

- 90 dogs with unilateral lameness & MCD and clinicians weren’t sure about the dx before they did CT
- mepivacaine 1.5 mg/kg IA into elbow joint
- most dogs lameness improved – 13% false negatives
- (no negative control group)