Tuesday 22nd Jan, 2019
The onset of lameness in this 3-year-old dog coincided with the presence of a small fragment of bone being visible on the cranial aspect of the radiocarpal bone. While visible on X-ray, what was not apparent was what structures this involved, and whether surgical management was required.
Conservative treatment didn’t help, so we proceeded to CT. This showed a small chip fragment off the radiocarpal bone with some periosteal/early callus reaction, but no soft tissue swelling or extensor tendon involvement.
At surgical excision, it transpired the tiny fragment had been confluent with the radiocarpal joint, and careful, delicate excision led to a rapid resolution of the lamenss.