Quantification of sclerosis of the ulnar trochlear notch in dogs with fragmentation of the medial coronoid process
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The aim in this study was to make a quantification of sclerosis of the ulnar trochlear notch in dogs with fragmentation of the medial coronoid process. On this moment it is difficult to diagnose FCP on radiographs alone. In practice it could be useful to diagnose FCP only on radiographs, because this method is widely used in practice. There is proven that sclerosis is more present in elbows positive for FCP. It seems that the sclerosis plays an important role in elbows positive for FCP. The sclerosis in this study is assessed on density and expand. We used two methods derived from Proks et al. 2010 and from Smith et al. 2009 to make this quantification. In this study was the main cause to conclude if this methods could be used in the diagnosis of FCP in individual dogs. There is a difference between healthy and FCP elbows in density and expand. On this moment the methods used in this study cannot be used in the individual patient, but maybe they could be used in future.