Canine Elbow Dysplasia: Incidence, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis Academic Article uri icon


  • Canine elbow dysplasia is a common cause of pain and forelimb lameness in large-breed dogs and is being diagnosed more frequently because of the better understanding and awareness of its components by veterinarians. Diagnosis is based on findings obtained from physical examination, radiography, and advanced imaging techniques. Both medical and surgical treatments are advocated. The prognosis for normal joint function in dogs with canine elbow dysplasia varies.

published proceedings

  • Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

author list (cited authors)

  • Todd Trostel, C., McLaughlin, R. M., & Pol, R. R.

complete list of authors

  • Todd Trostel, C||McLaughlin, RM||Poól, RR

publication date

  • October 2003