Working Algorithm for Treatment Decision Making for Developmental Disease of the Medial Compartment of the Elbow in Dogs

Publication date 1st October 2008
Authors Noel Fitzpatrick, Russell Yeadon


THERE IS disagreement about the manifestations of elbow pathology that should be included under the umbrella of elbow dysplasia. This is highlighted by vari- able inclusion or exclusion of diseases like ununited me- dial epicondyle1 and elbow incongruity2 with the more commonly recognized and historically grouped triad of (1) disease of the medial aspect of the coronoid process (me- dial coronoid disease; MCD); (2) osteochondrosis (OC) or osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the medial humeral condyle; and (3) ununited anconeal process (UAP). Vari- ations in grouping syndromes within elbow dysplasia contributes to confusion among veterinarians and dog owners about the precise nature of disease involved...