Lateral and VD
- Defining characteristics:
Osteophytes on the periarticular bone(s) of the elbow, anconeal process, medial epicondyle, lateral epicondyle, ulnar medial coronoid process, cranioproximal radius
- Common differential diagnoses:
Elbow osteoarthritis, elbow dysplasia
- Helpful additional data:
Has there been any limping or pain? Has the patient been slow to rise or lie down?
- Commonly associated diagnostics:
Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.
- Commonly associated treatments:
Consider analgesia, discuss cage confinement, discuss weight management and lifestyle change, joint supplements, discuss surgical options if severe
- Commonly associated home care:
Discuss cage rest, analgesia
*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound