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Coaptation Devices for Elbow Hygromas with Dr. Tobias

Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee


In this episode, we really use our noodles—pool noodles that is. Host Alyssa Watson, DVM, welcomes back Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, to talk about her recent Clinician’s Brief article, “Coaptation Devices for Elbow Hygromas.” After briefly giving an overview on hygromas, Dr. Tobias discusses her technique of using a pool noodle to craft a pad that can be strapped onto a dog’s antebrachium to help hygromas heal. Dr. Watson also shares her experience creating one of these noodle devices for her own dog, Luna. Listen as they discuss the reasoning behind why these devices are so easy and helpful, as well as alternative materials that can be used.


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In this veterinary podcast, Alyssa Watson, DVM, hosts the authors of your favorite Clinician's Brief articles to dig deeper and explore the conversations behind the content. This podcast offers a wide range of topics impacting clinical care of dogs and cats, from diagnosis and treatment information to client expectations and experience. Each podcast episode is full of practical education for every veterinarian and their team.
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