Supraspinatus tendinosis in dogs

Maria Lígia de Arruda Mistieri, Martin Kramer, Júlio Carlos Canola, João Guilherme Padilha Filho

Abstract


Supraspinatus tendinosis was recently reported in dogs but it is a well-documented disorder in human beings, specie in which is considered the cause of pain and dysfunction in 51% of cases of shoulder problems. It can cause pain and lameness or be asymptomatic in dogs. The clinical relevance in canine specie is unclear and seems to be underestimated. The aim of this paper is to review the possible etiologies involved in this tendinopathy, the main diagnostic methods applied and actual options of therapies in veterinary medicine. Simultaneously, call the clinicians attention to this disorder as differential diagnosis for forelimb pain and lameness diseases.

 

 


Keywords


Tendinosis; Supraspinatus tendon; Dog.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2009v30n3p693

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
E-mail: semina.agrarias@uel.br
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