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Stenosing tenosynovitis of the abductor pollicis longus muscle causes chronic front limb lameness in dogs. The lesion, similar to de Quervain's tenosynovitis in people, is caused by repetitive movements of the carpus. Thirty dogs with front limb lameness, painful carpal flexion, and a firm soft...

Hittmair, K. M.; Groessl, V.; Mayrhofer, E.
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 2012, 53, 2, pp 135-140

Three of the four cases described were under 3 weeks of age, and in two the condition had been present from birth. Only the tendons adjacent to the carpus were affected; symptoms included pain, inflammation and distension of the sheath. The synovial fluid was examined in detail and the results...

Van Pelt, R. W.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1969, 155, pp 510-517