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Medial humeral epicondylar lesions in the canine elbow

Journal: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT)
ISSN: 0932-0814
Issue: 2011: Issue 1 2011
Pages: 9-17

Medial humeral epicondylar lesions in the canine elbow

A review of the literature

E. de Bakker (1), Y. Samoy (1), I. Gielen (1), B. Van Ryssen (1)

(1) Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopaedics, Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium


Review, dog, enthesopathy, tendinopathy, medial humeral epicondyle


A calcified fragment near the medial epicondyle of the humerus was originally described as an ununited medial epicondyle in 1966. Since then several papers reported similar lesions as a cause of elbow lameness. The aetiology and clinical significance of those lesions is poorly known. This paper gives an overview of the veterinary and human literature in an attempt to explain the aetiology and to suggest a diagnostic protocol and treatment plan.

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