Common Mistakes Vets Make When Diagnosing Orthopedic Conditions

August 24, 2017

W. Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS, staff surgeon and owner of Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, describes the two most common mistakes veterinarians make when diagnosing orthopedic conditions.

W. Preston Stubbs, DVM, DACVS, staff surgeon and owner of Mile High Veterinary Surgical Specialists, describes the two most common mistakes veterinarians make when diagnosing orthopedic conditions.

The first common mistake is the failure to perform a complete orthopedic examination, because everything hinges on that exam. Secondly, radiographs often aren’t taken in high quality with good positioning, but radiographs are critical to the diagnosis of orthopedic conditions.