Case: Arthroscopy, humeral intercondylar fissure (incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle), typically in Spaniels
25th October 2016
Arthroscopy is an alternative to CT scan for diagnosing humeral intercondylar fissure (incomplete ossification of the humeral condyle), typically seen in Spaniels. This is a line of weakness in the lower end of the humeral condyle that can propagate into a fracture (see separate articles on condylar fracture and Y fracture, in the case study section on fractures).
Arthroscopy allows probing and examination with the benefit of excellent magnification. If HIF/IOHC is confirmed, then we place a bone screw across the condyle of the humerus to support this area and reduce the probability of fracture.