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Long-term results after coronoidectomy in dogs
Coronoidectomy due to isolated (medial) Processus coronoidei is commonly performed in dogs. This interesting retrospective study gives a clinical and radiographic follow-up. The good news: complete clinical resolution occured in 100% of the dogs. The bad news: More than 70% showed progressing radiographic arthrosis.

A retrospective study was performed describing the clinical presentations, radiographic findings, and surgical outcomes of 17 dogs (18 elbows) following medial coronoidectomy for the treatment of elbow joint incongruity as a sole disease entity.

Complete resolution of lameness was achieved in 100% of the cases. The mean radiographic arthrosis grade progressed in 70% of the cases.

Results of this study indicate that resolution of clinical lameness may be achieved with medial coronoidectomy in dogs with elbow incongruity; however, progression of degenerative joint disease with unknown, long-term clinical significance can be expected after surgery.

Source: Margaret Puccio, Dominic J. Marino, Joseph D. Stefanacci, Brian McKenna (2003): Clinical Evaluation and Long-Term Follow-Up of Dogs Having Coronoidectomy for Elbow Incongruity. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 39:473-478 (2003)







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