Lameness in two young dogs caused by a calcified body in the joint capsule of the elbow

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ABSTRACT

A calcified body in the joint capsule of both elbows, intimately connected with the origin of the deep digital flexor, caused bilateral forelimb lameness in an 8-month-old English Setter.

Identical findings were made by radiography in an 11-month-old Labrador Retriever.

The bodies were removed surgically and histological sections of them revealed bony trabeculae centrally, covered partly by hyaline cartilage and fibrous, degenerated cartilage.

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