Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Greyhound: digit injuries

Synonym(s): Injuries to pes, phalanges

Contributor(s): Michael Guilliard, Alessandro Piras

Introduction

  • Traumatic injury to the digits of working Greyhounds Greyhound and related breeds is common.
  • Injury is usually from galloping over rough ground but occasionally occurs on the race track.
  • The most common types of injury are interphalangeal instabilities and fractures of the phalanges.

Presenting signs

  • Lameness.
  • Swelling.
  • Deformity.

Instabilities

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Fractures of the phalanges

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Salvage procedures

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Operative techniques

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Recent references fromPubMed.
  • Guilliard M J (2003)Proximal interphalangeal joint instability in the dog. JSAP44,399-403PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Eaton-Wells R D (2006)The distal limb.In: BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders. Eds: Houlton, J.E.F, Cook J L, Innes J F & Langley-Hobbs S J. British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Gloucester. pp 292-308.
  • Eaton-Wells R D (1998)Injuries of the digits and pads.In: Canine Sports Medicine and Surgery. Eds: Bloomberg M S, Dee J F & Taylor R A. W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. pp 165-173.


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