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Case Report


Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats

Paolo Abrescia, Filippo Cinti, Guido Pisani.


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Abstract
Traumatic caudal elbow luxation is an uncommon injury and it is rarely reported in the cat. This case report described two Domestic Shorthaired cats referred for monolateral forelimb non-weight bearing lameness caused by trauma. Clinical and radiographic examinations revealed a caudal elbow luxation in both patients. The cats were treated with closed reduction and the elbow joints stabilized at 40° of flexion by a transarticular external skeletal fixation for 18-22 days. The follow-up examinations at two months and at three years showed mild and moderate radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis respectively, but good elbow function in both patients.
This technique, for the treatment of the traumatic caudal elbow luxation, is easy and straightforward with few complications and to the authors' knowledge was not previously reported in cats.

Key words: Closed reduction, elbow, external fixation, luxation


 
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Abrescia P, Cinti F, Pisani G, . Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Vet J. 2019; 9(4): 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14


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Abrescia P, Cinti F, Pisani G, . Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Vet J. 2019; 9(4): 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



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Abrescia P, Cinti F, Pisani G, . Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Vet J. (2019), [cited February 28, 2024]; 9(4): 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



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Abrescia, P., Cinti, F., Pisani, G. & (2019) Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Vet J, 9 (4), 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



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Abrescia, Paolo, Filippo Cinti, Guido Pisani, and . 2019. Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (4), 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



Chicago Style

Abrescia, Paolo, Filippo Cinti, Guido Pisani, and . "Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats." Open Veterinary Journal 9 (2019), 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



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Abrescia, Paolo, Filippo Cinti, Guido Pisani, and . "Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats." Open Veterinary Journal 9.4 (2019), 361-365. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Abrescia, P., Cinti, F., Pisani, G. & (2019) Traumatic caudal elbow luxation in two cats. Open Veterinary Journal, 9 (4), 361-365. doi:10.4314/ovj.v9i4.14