Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Elbow: radiology

Contributor(s): Sarah Freeman

Indications for radiography

Radiography allows assessment of osseous and soft tissue structures of the elbow   Forelimb: radiography  .

  • Lameness/pathology localized to the elbow   Elbow: osteoarthritis  .
  • Trauma to the elbow, eg kick injuries, penetrating wounds   Ulna: fracture  .
  • Investigation of soft tissue swelling.

Radiographic technique and evaluation

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Radiograpic anatomy

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Incidental findings

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Radiographic interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Donecker J, Bramlage L & Gabel A (1984) Retrospective analysis of 29 fractures of the olecranon process of the equine ulna. JAVMA 185 (2), 183-189 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Ross M W & Dyson S J (2003) Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse. Saunders, USA.
  • Butler J A, Colles C M, Dyson S J, Kold S E & Poulos P W (2000) Clinical Radiology of the Horse. 2nd edn. Blackwell Science Ltd, UK.
  • Dyce K M, Sack W O & Wensing C J G (1996) Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. Saunders, USA.
  • Nixon A J (1996) Equine Fracture Repair. Saunders, USA.


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