Web, Newfoundland dog with elbow OCD

MLS® Laser Therapy for Osteochondritis Dissecans

Species: Dog
Breed: Newfoundland
Gender: Male
Age: 2 YO

Case report: Web, 2 YO Newfoundland, is referred for chronic front end lameness, persisting following orthopaedic surgery for Osteochondritis Dissecans on his right elbow.

Clinical assessment showed right front lameness at the trot (2/5), likely due to bilateral contractures of shoulder muscle chains which mechanically impaired the proper flow of motion of the front end; right elbow ROM wasn’t assessable due to Web refusing to have his joint manipulated.

Therapy: A cycle of 10 PT sessions is scheduled for Web, including MLS® Laser Therapy treatments associated with manual techniques (massage, stretching, passive mobilization) and homotoxicology therapy (Arnica Compositum Heel, Zeel T).
MLS® Laser Therapy included: bilateral shoulder muscle chains scans, stress points and trigger points treatment, point treatment of right elbow joint.

At the end of the scheduled cycle of treatments, Web accepts his right elbow joint full ROM to be evaluated.
Dynamic evaluation shows a more effective and regular motion of the front end.