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Force-plate analysis of gait before and after surgical excision of calcified lesions of the supraspinatus tendon in two dogs
  1. P. Muir, BVSc, MVetClinStud, PhD, MACVSc, MRCVS, DipACVS1,1,
  2. K. A. Johnson, MVSc, PhD, FACVSc, DipACVS1,
  3. A. J. Cooley, DVM, DipACVP1 and
  4. P. A. Manley, DVM, MVSc, DipACVS1
  1. 1 University of Wisconsin- Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Two dogs with supraspinatus calcifying tendinopathy were lame in their forelimbs and were treated by the surgical excision of the calcified lesion. The lameness in both dogs improved after surgery without additional medical treatment, as evidenced by force-plate analysis of their gait.

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  • Dr Muir's present address is The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 7TA

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