OCD and FCP

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  1. Hartford

    Hartford New Member

    A week ago my boy Buckley developed a mild limp in the front right leg that would seem to come and go. It was noticeable first thing in the morning then periodically throughout the day.

    We took him to the vet Wednesday after no change. The doctor manipulated his leg and joints to try and get a reaction. Said maybe Pano, prescribed rimadyl, and said to check back and maybe do radiographs if it didn't improve.

    We had them done this morning and the vet has diagnosed OCD in the shoulder and FCP in the elbow. He said the OCD is a mild case compared to what he's used to seeing. The FCP he's less confident in diagnosing the Xrays have been sent out for review by a specialist. Now I wish I had asked where or who, but I wasn't really thinking at the time. Below are pictures of the Xrays. KIMG0689.JPG KIMG0686.JPG KIMG0689.JPG KIMG0686.JPG
     
  2. Hartford

    Hartford New Member

    A week ago my boy Buckley developed a mild limp in the front right leg that would seem to come and go. It was noticeable first thing in the morning then periodically throughout the day.

    We took him to the vet Wednesday after no change. The doctor manipulated his leg and joints to try and get a reaction. Said maybe Pano, prescribed rimadyl, and said to check back and maybe do radiographs if it didn't improve.

    We had them done this morning and the vet has diagnosed OCD in the shoulder and FCP in the elbow. He said the OCD is a mild case compared to what he's used to seeing. The FCP he's less confident in diagnosing the Xrays have been sent out for review by a specialist. Now I wish I had asked where or who, but I wasn't really thinking at the time. Below are pictures of the Xrays.
    First picture is the ball of the shoulder. On the top right side of the ball you can see how it doesn't keep a nice clean rounded line. That's the OCD an issue with the cartilage. The vet is real confident in this diagnosis.
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    Second picture shows the FCP. I can't really explain how to see it, but it's on the right side of the joint and is kind of a fuzzy spur that sticks out, up and to the right. Just to the right of the really light bone. It's not as clear as the OCD. This is the one that caused him to want to send it out for review. This one was also suggested to perform surgery to remove the bone spur so it doesn't cause greater harm to the joint.
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    Vet did say that with proper care and attention that neither should be a major concern. He will suffer from arthritis in both joints later in life but it can be mitigated.

    Not really sure why I made this post, other than maybe for a warning or reminder. His limp was bad and didn't seem like anything that would be serious.

    ETA: tried editing the original post it timed me out. Sorry for the double post.
     
  3. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    My EM has bilateral elbow dysplasia, UAP & FCP. The FCP was difficult to diagnose even for the radiologist and surgeon. I can say those x-rays look alot cleaner than Kryten's did but Kryten has a significant case of ED. If you do
    a search for Kryten has elbow dysplasia there is a thread where I documented the path Kryten and I went through from diagnosis to post surgery recovery. It may help with more information about ED.
     
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