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Osteochondritis and osteochondritis dessicans of the shoulder can be primary or secondary conditions.

We see more secondary causes for shoulder problems due to shifting of weight from the rear end to the front end of the dog because of hip dysplasia, spondylosis of the back, or torn cruciate ligaments of the knee. The shoulder is treated with the gold bead implant just on the lateral side of the joint. It works by tightening up the ligaments and tendons around the shoulder which reduces the shoulder pain. In the osteodhondritis dessicans, the gold causes the joint mouse to be reabsorbed by the body in one to three months. Most animals are completely sound within 1 week post gold bead implant.


The acupuncture points located on the canine shoulder are common points used to do the gold bead implant for shoulder arthritis.

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Durkes Veterinary Clinic
1021 East Start Rd. 18
Marion, In. 46952
Phone: (765) 661-7873
Email: Dr. Terry Durkes

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Hip Dysplasia

In treating hip dysplasia our goal is to stop the pain in the hip joint by preventing subluxation of the joint. This is accomplished by placing 3 to 4 gold beads in specific nerve receptor sites outside of the joint.

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