Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Radiography: stifle

Contributor(s): Patsy Whelehan

Introduction

  • A high definition film-screen combination is required.
  • The soft tissues surrounding the joint should be included.
  • General anesthesia or heavy sedation is required.
  • 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.

Uses

  • Joint effusion or soft tissue swelling .
  • Fracture Fracture: overview (distal femur, proximal tibia, patella).
  • Investigation of soft tissue injury.
  • Soft tissue neoplasia invading bone Spinal neoplasia .
  • 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

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Allan G S (2000) Radiographic features of feline joint disease. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 30 (2), 281-302 PubMed.


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