Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2007; 20(03): 245-247
DOI: 10.1160/VCOT-06-10-0075
Case Report
Schattauer GmbH

Avulsion of the triceps tendon insertion in a cat

S. P. Clarke
1  Division of Companion Animal Sciences, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden, Glasgow, UK
,
K. Jermyn
1  Division of Companion Animal Sciences, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden, Glasgow, UK
,
S. Carmichael
1  Division of Companion Animal Sciences, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden, Glasgow, UK
› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Publication History

Received 06 October 2006

Accepted 20 July 2006

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Summary

Avulsion of the insertion of the triceps tendon, which had a pre-existing tendinopathy, is described in a cat. The tendon was re-attached to the olecranon and the repair was immobilised using a type Ia trans-articular external skeletal fixator. The treatment was successful, however, mild and intermittent lameness persisted. Although it is an uncommon condition in small animals, the diagnosis should be based on careful clinical and radiographic examination.