Original Article

The use of intra-articular anesthesia as a diagnostic tool in canine lameness

Authors
  • D. Van Vynckt
  • Y. Samoy
  • L. Mosselmans
  • G. Verhoeven
  • F. Verschooten
  • B. Van Ryssen

Abstract

Lameness in dogs may be difficult to localize because of mild pathologic changes or inconclusive clinical findings. Intra-articular anesthesia is proposed as a diagnostic method to localize the source of lameness. After a description of the preparation, technique and puncture sites, an overview is given of a series of patients admitted for different joint problems. Intra-articular anesthesia proved to be applicable in any joint, provided that the clinician was experienced and the dog was under sedation. In 87% of the cases, intra-articular anesthesia was positive. Medial coronoid disease of the elbow joint was the most frequent indication for intra-articular anesthesia.

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Van Vynckt, D. & Samoy, Y. & Mosselmans, L. & Verhoeven, G. & Verschooten, F. & Van Ryssen, B., (2012) “The use of intra-articular anesthesia as a diagnostic tool in canine lameness”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 81(5), 290-297. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v81i5.18328

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Published on
30 Oct 2012
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