- Common injury.
- Cause : kick or pressure to the lateral stifle, a tibial fracture and anesthesia.
- Signs : inability to flex hock and extend digits, shorter stride, knuckling of fetlock, hypalgesia of craniolateral portion of limb.
- Diagnosis : pelvic limb lameness.
- Treatment : DMSO, corticosteroids, surgery.
- Inability to flex hock and extend digits.
- Shorter stride.
- Knuckling of fetlock.
- Weightbearing can be performed if the leg is advanced manually and the toe extended.
- Hypalgesia of craniolateral portion of limb.
- Hypalgesia on the craniolateral aspect of the gaskin, hock, and metatarsal regions.
- Measurement of the affected limb circumference using a measurement tape can be helpful in picking up subtle decreases in limb diameter associated with muscle atrophy.
- Usually, decompression of entrapped nerves may lead to full recovery and return to function in 2-3 months.