Fragmented coronoid process in the dog: is there a role for incongruency?

Authors

  • T. J. Gemmill,

    1. Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, 78 Tanworth Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4DF
      *Musculoskeletal Research Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX
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  • D. N. Clements

    1. Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service, 78 Tanworth Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B90 4DF
      *Musculoskeletal Research Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX
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  • The authors of this article were in receipt of a Petsavers Grant to support aspects of their clinical research.

Abstract

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Fragmented coronoid process in the dog is a common yet frustrating and poorly understood condition. Elbow joint incongruency, which refers to malalignment of the joint surfaces of the elbow, has been proposed as a key factor in the pathogenesis of fragmented coronoid process, and various surgical procedures have been devised to treat the proposed incongruency. However, precise characterisation of incongruency present in cases of fragmented coronoid process has not been reported consistently. In this article, the literature relating to the pathogenesis of fragmented coronoid process, the role of incongruency and its implications are reviewed.

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