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Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Sesamoid: disease

Synonym(s): Sesamoiditis, Sesamoid degeneration

Contributor(s): Michael Guilliard

Introduction

  • Cause: chronic inflammation of the sesamoid bones.
  • Cause of lameness and incidental finding in the racing greyhound.
  • Lameness in large pet breeds, eg Rottweiler.
  • Signs: often an insidious onset, progressive forelimb lameness in young dogs, or can also be acute onset lameness in adults.
  • Diagnosis: clinical signs and radiography.
  • Treatment: conservative, or surgical removal of sesamoids.
  • Prognosis: guarded for resolution.

Pathogenesis

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Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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