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Radiography: stifle

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Introduction

  • Digital radiography or conventional radiography using mammography films provide better definition.
  • The contralateral stifle should be included for comparison.
  • The soft tissues surrounding the joint should be included.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation is commonly required, particularly if a fracture is present. Alternatively, calm rabbits may allow positioning just covering its eyes, dimming the lights and using sandbags and tape.
  • The film should be correctly exposed and developed, and free from movement blur and artifact.
  • The anatomical marker must be clearly visible, along with the patient's identification, the date, and the name of the hospital or practice.
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Uses

  • Joint effusion, luxation or soft tissue swelling.
  • Degenerative articular changes.
  • Fracture Limb fracture (distal femur, proximal tibia, patella) .
  • Neoplastic bone disease .

Advantages

  • Non-invasive.
  • Straightforward.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Capello V, Lennox A M & Widmer W R (2008) Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 528.
  • Rubel G A, Isenbugel E & Wolvekamp P (eds) (1991) Atlas of Diagnostic Radiology of Exotic Pets. W B Saunders Ltd, Philadelphia.

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