Intra-articular Therapies for the Elbow in Dogs

DVM360 Magazine

Wednesday September 1, 2010

After arthroscopic treatment of the elbow, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly prescribed to decrease inflammation and discomfort. Injectable polysulfated glycosaminoglycans and oral joint-modifying agents (glucosamine, chondroitin sulfate, and avocado/soybean unsaponifiables) are recommended to decrease inflammation and potentially slow progression of osteoarthritis.


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