The shoulder is a site of pathology in both juvenile and adult dogs.
As with all musculoskeletal lesions, pathology associated with the shoulder can be divided into aggressive (eg, neoplasia, osteomyelitis) or nonaggressive (eg, tendinopathy, degenerative joint disease) and developmental (eg, osteochondritis dissecans) or acquired. An anatomic location-based approach can help guide differential diagnoses.
Need a refresher on shoulder radiographs first? Check out Radiographic Interpretation of the Canine Shoulder.
MATCH THE IMAGES
The following lateral views of the shoulder exhibit common pathology. Match each radiograph with the corresponding condition.
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