Pathological fractures secondary to metaphyseal osteopathy in a dog

Arnott, J.L., Philbey, A.W. and Bennett, D. (2008) Pathological fractures secondary to metaphyseal osteopathy in a dog. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 21(2), pp. 177-180. (doi: 10.3415/VCOT-07-05-0051)

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Abstract

A four-month-old German Shepherd Dog (GSD) was admitted with bilateral non-weight bearing hindlimb lameness and pyrexia. A diagnosis of bilateral distal femoral fractures secondary to metaphyseal osteopathy was made on the basis of clinical signs, radiography and biopsy. The dog returned to normal function following conservative management. As far as the authors are aware there are no previous reports of pathological fractures secondary to this condition

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Animals complications diagnosis Dog Diseases Dogs etiology Female Femoral Neck Fractures Lameness,Animal Osteonecrosis pathology radiography veterinary Veterinary Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Philbey, Dr Adrian and Bennett, Professor David
Authors: Arnott, J.L., Philbey, A.W., and Bennett, D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
ISSN:0932-0814

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