Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Stifle: radiology

Contributor(s): Sarah Freeman, Renate Weller

Indications for radiography

Radiography allows assessment of osseous and soft tissue structures of the stifle   Hindlimb: radiography  .

  • Lameness/pathology localized to the stifle. 
  • Trauma to the stifle, eg kicks, penetrating injuries.
  • Investigation of synovial effusions/soft tissue swelling.

Radiography technique and evaluation

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Radiographic anatomy

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Radiograpic interpretation

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Additional studies

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Howard R D, McIlwraith C W & Trotter G W (1995) Arthroscopic surgery for subchondral cystic lesion of the medial femoral condyle in horses: 41 cases (1988-1991). JAVMA 206, 842-850 PubMed.
  • Vacek J R, Ford T S & Honnas C M (1992) Communication between the femoropatellar and medial and lateral femorotibial joints in horses. Am J Vet Res 53, 1431 PubMed.
  • Prades M, Grant B, Turner T, Nixon A & Brown M (1989) Injuries to the caudal cruciate ligament and associated structures: summary of clinical, radiographic, arthroscopic and pathologic findings. Equine Vet J 21, 354-357.
  • Pascoe J R, Pool R R, Wheat J D & OBrien T R (1984) Osteochondral defects of the lateral trochlea ridge of the distal femur of the horse. Clinical radiographic and pathological examination, and results of surgical treatment. Vet Surg 13, 99-110.

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.
  • McIlwraith C W (1990) Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse. Lea & Febiger, USA.
  • Dyce K M, Sack W O & Wensing C J G (1987) Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. Saunders, USA.


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