Incomplete humeral condylar fractures in the dog



The details of eight dogs (11 elbows) referred to the authors with lameness relating to elbow pain associated with Incomplete fracture of the humeral condyle were reviewed. In all cases, a diagnosis was reached by radiographic examination, with the pathognomonic feature being a radiolucent line, in the sagittal plane, through the condyle. Treatment involved placement of a transcondylar bone screw with or without bone tunnels being created parallel to this implant. Six dogs (nine elbows) made a complete recovery without subsequent complications.