Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Contracture of spinatus muscle

Introduction

  • Usually seen in working or very active animals.
  • Cause: ?trauma - progressive lameness sometimes reported to be following previous acute onset lameness.
  • Signs: non-painful lameness.
  • decreased flexion of joint/atrophy of suprascapular muscles.
  • Treatment: tenectomy of affected tendon.
  • Prognosis: good following surgery.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • ?Trauma.

Pathophysiology

  • Atrophy of suprascapular muscles following traumatic injury.
  • Trauma is suspected as the cause of damage to the suprascapular muscles, resulting in their atrophy.
  • Contracture reduces joint flexion causing characteristic abnormalities of gait and function.
  • May be bilateral.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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