General information on Joint Effusion
Joint effusion is cause by an increase in fluid within the joint. Distention of the joint capsule is often caused by the increase in the joint fluid.
Possible causes of joint effusion may include infectious joint disease, trauma, osteoarthritis and chronic degenerative joint disease.
Symptoms of Joint Effusion
Symptoms of joint effusion include changes in gate to shift weight off the painful leg, fever, reluctance to move or get up, lethargy and lack of appetite (anorexia).
If the joint effusion is located on the back leg then the dogs sitting posture will change, as it is painful to bend the leg joint.
Treatments for Joint Effusion
Treatment for joint effusion includes medications, support bandaging and sometimes surgery.
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