- Defining characteristics:
Mineralization within the periarticular region of the shoulder, calcification of biceps tendon/supraspinatus, osteophyte/enthesophyte formation (caudal aspect of humeral head, glenoid rim, bicipital groove)
- Common differential diagnoses:
Primary shoulder arthritis, tendonitis, artifactual due to overlapping structures, obliquity of shoulder
- 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:
Based on physical exam findings and clinical presentation, discuss analgesia and cage confinement, discuss weight management and lifestyle changes, joint supplements, and consider surgical options if severe
- Commonly associated home care:
Discuss cage rest, analgesia
*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound