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Radiographic, Computed Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of a Chronic Long Digital Extensor Tendon Avulsion in a Dog

Fitch R.B., Wilson E.R., Hathcock J.T., et al.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound, 1997. 38(3): p.177-81.

Long digital extensor tendon avulsion is reported in a 5 month old Great Dane. Clinically the dog presented with a unilateral weight-bearing pelvic limb lameness. Joint effusion was present and there was pain and crepitance associated with flexion of the stifle. Orthopedic evaluation and radiographs were suggestive of a long digital extensor tendon injury which was confirmed by computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The injury was surgically repaired with screw and spiked washer fixation.