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Is there enough evidence to recommend surgical treatment as opposed to conservative treatment for dogs affected by bicipital tenosynovitis?

Alexandra Penelas

Published:  20/05/2016    in:  Knowledge Summaries
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There is currently insufficient evidence to conclude that tenotomy or tenodesis has a better outcome compared to conservative treatment in cases of canine bicipital tenosynovitis.


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  1. Bruce, W. J. et al (2000) Bicipital tendinitis and tenosynovitis in the dog: a study of 15 cases. New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 48 (02), pp. 44-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00480169.2000.36157
  2. Stobie, D. et al (1995) Chronic bicipital tenosynovitis in dogs: 29 cases (1985-1992). Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, 207, pp. 201-7. 
  3. Wall, C. R. and Taylor, R. (2002) Arthroscopic biceps brachii tenotomy as a treatment for canine bicipital tenosynovitis. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 38 (2), pp. 169-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.5326/0380169


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