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.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • October 2003