Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Radiography: stifle

Contributor(s): Justin Goggin, Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high resolution film-screen combination is required.
  • The soft tissues surrounding the joint should be included.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation is required.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artefact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.
  • A grid is rarely necessary (only if patient thickness >10 cm).

Uses

  • → Joint effusion or soft tissue swelling Stifle joint effusion - radiograph lateral , from traumatic infections or immune-mediated arthrosis.
  • → Osteochondrosis Stifle: osteochondrosis Stifle osteochondrosis dissecans - radiograph lateral.
  • → Fracture (distal femur, proximal tibia Tibia avulsed crest - radiograph , patella Stifle fractured patella - radiograph lateral ).
  • → Investigation of soft tissue injury.
  • → Patellar luxation Stifle luxating patella - radiograph CrCd.
  • → Neoplastic bone disease Bone: neoplasia Stifle parosteal osteosarcoma - radiograph lateral.
  • → Soft tissue neoplasia invading bone Synovial cell sarcoma Stifle synovial sarcoma - radiograph lateral.

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Readily available.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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