Canine Elbow Dysplasia: Anatomy and Pathogenesis Academic Article uri icon


  • Canine elbow dysplasia is a complex of diseases that includes ununited anconeal process, fragmented medial coronoid process, osteochondrosis of the medial humeral condyle, and elbow incongruity. Three causes of elbow dysplasia have been proposed: osteochondrosis, trochlear notch dysplasia, and asynchronous growth of the radius and ulna. Genetics, nutritional imbalance, growth disturbances, and trauma may influence the development and expression of elbow dysplasia.

published proceedings

  • Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

author list (cited authors)

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

complete list of authors

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

publication date

  • October 2003