Pelvic limb paresis and paralysis

20 Pelvic limb paresis and paralysis

Approach to Acute Nonambulatory Paraparesis/Paraplegia

Major body system examination

In the absence of traumatic injury, physical examination findings may help to raise the index of suspicion for certain differential diagnoses. For example, pyrexia may be more suggestive of an inflammatory cause rather than intervertebral disc disease. Gait assessment and testing of postural reactions are clearly not applicable to animals with nonambulatory paraparesis or paraplegia. Neurological examination of the pelvic limbs in such cases incorporates the following:

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Sep 3, 2016 | Posted by in SMALL ANIMAL | Comments Off on Pelvic limb paresis and paralysis

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