Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Flexor tendon contracture

Contributor(s): Neil Burton

Introduction

  • Cause: flexural deformity associated with excessive tension of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle.
  • May affect one or both forelimbs.
  • Seen at 2-3 months old especially in Dobermann - may be hereditary.
  • Signs: flexion of carpus.
  • Diagnosis: signs.
  • Treatment: usually resolves spontaneously; some cases require surgical transection.
  • Prognosis: generally good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Hereditary? Developmental?

Pathophysiology

  • Developmental flexural deformity of carpus.
  • Excessive tension of flexor carpi ulnaris muscle causes carpal flexure and reduced ability to extend joint.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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