Stifle periarticular osteophytosis (SOA)

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  • View:
    Lateral and VD

  • Defining characteristics:
    Osteophytes on articular surface of the stifle, point on insertion of the gastrocnemius muscle, trochlear ridges, proximal tibia, both femoral epicondyles, proximal and distal patella, fabellae, popliteal sesamoids
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  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Femorotibial osteoarthritis, secondary to chronic ligamentous instability (torn ACL) or skeletal instability.

  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been limping or pain? Has the patient been slow to rise? Has there been trouble with the stairs?
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  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
    Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.

  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Discuss analgesia, strict cage confinement, weight management and lifestyle changes, joint supplements, and, depending on severity surgical options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Monitor at home for worsening symptoms


*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound