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Joint mice migration into the deep digital flexor tendon sheath in dogs. Clinical cases and anatomical study


Post, C; Guerrero, T; Olerth, S; Hässig, M; Voss, K; Montavon, P M (2008). Joint mice migration into the deep digital flexor tendon sheath in dogs. Clinical cases and anatomical study. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 21(5):440-445.

Abstract

This study describes the appearance of 'joint mice' in the sheath of the deep digital flexor muscle tendon (DDFT) due to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions in the talocrural joint of 12 dogs. Surgical excision of all free fragments in the DDFT sheath was performed in five dogs, and their clinical progression was documented. The excision of free fragments from the DDFT sheath, but not arthro-tomy, proved clinically beneficial despite the presence of degenerative joint disease. The anatomical communication between the talocrural joint and the DDFT sheath and its dimensions are further illustrated with the use of contrast media and dissection of cadaver limbs

This study describes the appearance of 'joint mice' in the sheath of the deep digital flexor muscle tendon (DDFT) due to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions in the talocrural joint of 12 dogs. Surgical excision of all free fragments in the DDFT sheath was performed in five dogs, and their clinical progression was documented. The excision of free fragments from the DDFT sheath, but not arthro-tomy, proved clinically beneficial despite the presence of degenerative joint disease. The anatomical communication between the talocrural joint and the DDFT sheath and its dimensions are further illustrated with the use of contrast media and dissection of cadaver limbs

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:11 April 2008
Deposited On:04 Dec 2008 15:24
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:38
Publisher:Schattauer
ISSN:0932-0814
Publisher DOI:10.3415/VCOT-07-07-0068
PubMed ID:19011708
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-6885

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