J Ultrasound (2018) 21:145–152 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40477-017-0271-4 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Ultrasonographic findings of shoulder teno‑muscular structures in symptomatic and asymptomatic dogs 1 1 2 Gabriele Barella · Matteo Lodi · Stefano Faverzani Received: 5 July 2017 / Accepted: 19 October 2017 / Published online: 14 November 2017 © Società Italiana di Ultrasonologia in Medicina e Biologia (SIUMB) 2017 Abstract in dogs with unremarkable radiographic findings. Our results Purpose B-mode sonographic evaluation of shoulder joint suggest that ultrasonography is useful in the diagnosis of in dogs provides qualitative information concerning mainly tendon abnormalities, fluid accumulation, muscle lacerations tendon and muscles structures. Although the sonographic and bone surface irregularities as potential contributors to findings of tenomuscular lesions have been described pre - shoulder lameness in dogs. viously, their frequency in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients has not been reported yet. Aim of the study was to Sommario describe and compare qualitative ultrasonographic findings Scopo L’ecografia B-mode permette la valutazione quali - of shoulder joint in clinically symptomatic and asympto- tativa delle strutture tenomuscolari della spalla del cane. matic dogs and to speculate which lesions might be consid- Sebbene le alterazioni ecografiche riscontrabili siano già ered major responsible for lameness. state descritte, la loro frequenza nei soggetti sintomatici ed Methods Fifty-two
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Published: Nov 14, 2017
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