Shoulder

Authors: 1. Vincenzo Montinaro DVM, MRCVS1,*, 2. Sarah E. Boston DVM, DVSc Diplomate ACVS1, 3. Paolo Buracco DVM, Diplomate ECVS2, 4. William T.N. Culp VMD, Diplomate ACVS3, 5. Giorgio Romanelli DVM Diplomate ECVS4, 6. Rod Straw BVSc, Diplomate ACVS5, 7. Stew
Journal: Vet Surg

Objective
To report signalment, clinical signs, preoperative staging tests, histologic diagnosis, surgical, and oncologic outcomes including postoperative limb use, in dogs with scapular tumors treated by scapulectomy.
Study Design
Retrospective case series
Animals
Dogs (n = 42) with scapular tumors.
Methods

Category: Oncology - Shoulder
Authors: Spinella G, Loprete G, Musella V, Britti D, Vilar JM.
Journal: VCOT

The aim of this study was to describe the cross-sectional area and mean echogenicity of the main tendons of the shoulder and elbow joints in adult German Shepherd dogs and to determine the effects of sex, weight, and age on these parameters. No previous publications in the veterinary literature have reported information regarding quantitative ultrasonographic tendon measurements in dogs. Thirty German Shepherd dogs were examined: 13 males and 17 females.

Authors: Reis Silva H, Uosyte R, Clements DN, Bergkvist GT, Schwarz T.
Journal: Vet Radiol Ultrasound

Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder are an important cause of forelimb lameness in dogs. The objectives of this canine cadaver study were to describe normal anatomy of shoulder soft tissue structures using computed tomography (CT) and computed tomographic arthrography (CTA) and to determine the effects of positioning on visualization of shoulder soft tissue structures. Thirteen forelimbs were removed from eight canine cadavers. Two forelimbs were used for contrast dose optimization.

Category: Imaging - Shoulder
Authors: Barnes DM.
Journal: JSAP

A three-year-old male greyhound was presented with acute onset right forelimb lameness because of medial displacement of the biceps tendon of origin. Ultrasonographic examination confirmed the diagnosis, and a concomitant partial tear of the medial glenohumeral ligament was detected during arthroscopy. To stabilise the biceps tendon, polypropylene mesh was fixed across the intertubercular groove to replace the torn transverse humeral retinaculum. Recovery was uneventful and lameness resolved.

Authors: Van Vynckt D, Verhoeven G, Samoy Y, Polis I, van Bree H, Van Ryssen B.
Journal: VCOT

Objective: To evaluate the use of intra-articular anaesthesia combined with positive contrast arthrography (collectively called 'anaesthetic arthrography' [AA]) in the shoulder in order to identify and confirm the source of pain in lame dogs. Methods: Anaesthetic arthrography was performed in 30 dogs with shoulder joint lameness with a mixture of contrast medium (iohexol: 240 mg I/ml) and a local anaesthetic (mepivacaine 2%: 20 mg/ml). The effect of intra-articular anaesthesia was evaluated by an objectified visual scoring system and the arthrograms were evaluated for their diagnostic value.

Category: Imaging - Shoulder
Authors: Orellana-James NG, Ginja MM, Regueiro M, Oliveira P, Gama A, Rodriguez-Altonaga JA, Gonzalo-Orden JM.
Journal: JSAP

A six-year-old, 30-kg female German pointer dog was presented for examination with a history of pre-existing right-forelimb lameness and more recent (3 months) persistent lameness in the left-forelimb. Physical examination revealed mild left-forelimb lameness and a mild circumduction movement. There were no signs of pain or crepitation detected during manipulation of the shoulders, but the animal was unable to fully flex both glenohumeral joints.

Category: Imaging - Shoulder
Authors: Maddox TW, May C, Keeley BJ, McConnell JF.
Journal: Vet Radiol Ultrasound

Computed tomography (CT) is an established technique for detecting shoulder lesions in dogs, however the clinical significance of shoulder CT lesions often remains uncertain. The purposes of this retrospective study were to describe the prevalence of CT lesions in both shoulder joints for 89 dogs presenting with thoracic limb lameness and to compare CT lesions with clinical characteristics. For all included dogs, results of a full orthopedic examination, other diagnostic tests, and signalment data were available in medical records.

Authors: Franklin SP, Devitt CM, Ogawa J, Ridge P, Cook JL.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVES:
To describe demographic factors, treatments, and outcomes associated with shoulder instability in dogs.
STUDY DESIGN:
Multi-center, retrospective cohort study.
ANIMALS:
Dog (n = 130) with shoulder instability.
METHODS:

Authors: Fujita Y, Yamaguchi S, Agnello KA, Muto M.
Journal: VCOT

Objective: To assess the effects of arthroscopic transection of the cranial arm of the medial glenohumeral ligament on shoulder stability. Animals: Six adult Beagles. Procedures: After transection, the effects were compared with baseline values by orthopaedic and radiographic examinations, by synovial fluid analysis at two, four, and six weeks, and by arthroscopic evaluation at six weeks.

Category: Shoulder
Authors: Fujita Y, Yamaguchi S, Agnello KA, Muto M.
Journal: VCOT

Objective: To assess the effects of arthroscopic transection of the cranial arm of the medial glenohumeral ligament on shoulder stability. Animals: Six adult Beagles. Procedures: After transection, the effects were compared with baseline values by orthopaedic and radiographic examinations, by synovial fluid analysis at two, four, and six weeks, and by arthroscopic evaluation at six weeks.

Category: Shoulder