Flashcards in Orthopedic Exam Deck (16):
What are common causes of forelimb lameness?
What are common causes of hindlimb lameness?
What are the steps to a lameness exam?
What are you looking for in a distant observation>
Decreased weight bearing while standing
Asymmetrical joint or swelling
What are you watching for in a walking/trotting exam?
Toeing in or out
T/F: when examining limbs you should work distal to proximal
T/F: you should always examine the injured limb first then compare to the sound limb
Sound limb first
What are you checking for when doing your limb palpation?
Range of motion
What are the joint tests done on the hind limb and what are they testing for?
Ortolani sign — hip dysplasia
Anterior drawer — cranial cruciate rupture
Tibial compression — cranial cruciate rupture
How do you test the collateral ligaments at the stifle?
Varus/valgus stress test
T/F; cruciate disease is usually chronic
Degenerative disease, often bilateral
T/:F you should take radiographs first before palpating the injured limb to prevent stress on the animal
Always isolate the lameness first
Then take radiographs
What diagnostic test provides good cross sectional 3D imaging and is a good imaging a fragmented coronoid process?
Which imaging modality provides good soft tissue contrast and allows you to evaluated soft tissue of joints or spinal cord compression?
What diagnostic test is good for evaluating soft tissue structures like tendons, ligaments, and muscles (eg bicipital tenosynovitis)?