The authors thank Dr. Everett Aronson for critical review of this manuscript and helpful suggestions.
ESTIMATION OF SOFT TISSUE INTERPOSITION AFTER FEMORAL HEAD AND NECK EXCISION IN DOGS USING VENTRODORSAL PELVIC RADIOGRAPHY
Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 230–234, July 1993
How to Cite
Mann, F.A., Hathcock, J.T. and Wagner-Mann, C. (1993), ESTIMATION OF SOFT TISSUE INTERPOSITION AFTER FEMORAL HEAD AND NECK EXCISION IN DOGS USING VENTRODORSAL PELVIC RADIOGRAPHY. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 34: 230–234. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.1993.tb01567.x
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 19 MAY 2005
- Received for publication July 22, 1992; accepted for publication September 4, 1992
- pelvic radiography;
- femoral head and neck excision;
- biceps femoris muscle flap;
Extended-hip ventrodorsal pelvic radiographs performed on 16 dogs after femoral head and neck excision, with (n = S) and without (n = 8) biceps femoris interpositional muscle flaps, were used to estimate the relative amount of soft tissue interposition between the femoral ostectomy site and acetabulum. A linear measurement was made of the shortest distance between the femoral ostectomy and the acetabulum. The linear measurement was capable of determining the presence of biceps femoris muscle flaps in most dogs prior to flap atrophy or necrosis, but failed to be predictive of limb function as determined by functional limb usage grading, force plate analysis, and thigh circumference measurements.