A case-based approach to elbow dysplasia/disease in the dog including expert round table discussion

Speaker: Heidi Radke

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A case-based approach to elbow dysplasia/disease in the dog including expert round table discussion


Elbow dysplasia is one of the most frequent causes of fore limb lameness in dogs. Rather than being a defined pathological entity, elbow dysplasia is an umbrella term for several developmental elbow pathologies, which are caused by various forms of elbow joint incongruity. The overall aetiology is multifactorial with a genetic predisposition, which can differ for the various forms, and secondary environmental influencing factors such as high-energy diets or excessive exercise. Numerous conservative and surgical treatment options are available, however, none of them is curative, and prognosis in regards to further development of osteoarthritis is poor.

The session will be structured in the following way:

8 – 8.20am -Introduction: Definition, aetiopathology and different features of elbow dysplasia

8.20am-8.40am – Case 1: 8 month old Dog with forelimb lameness – work-up and treatment considerations

8.40am-9am – Case 2 – 9 year old Dog with chronic lameness and advanced OA – approach and different management options

9am-9.20am – Case 3: 7 year old dog with chronic OA and acute deterioration to NWB lameness – work-up, differential diagnoses and treatment considerations

9.20am-9.40am – Case 4: 2 year old dog with medial compartment disease – distinction between medial coronoid disease and medial compartment disease and treatment considerations

9.40am-10am – Plenary session and round table discussion

By the end of the webinar, delegates should have a better understanding of:

  • How to work up different groups of dogs with elbow dysplasia
  • What to consider in the decision making process when selecting treatment modalities for a particular patient with elbow dysplasia
  • Critical aspects to discuss with the patient owners
  • How to deal with patients with persistent or recurrent clinical signs
  • What differential diagnoses to consider