Medial Compartment Disease

In the worst cases, all of the cartilage on the medial (innermost) aspect of the joint is worn away, again both on the medial humeral condyle and the non-fragmented portion of the coronoid, resulting in what is now termed medial compartment disease. Unfortunately, this can occur in dogs as young as 1 year of age. In previous years, there was little that could be done for dogs with medial compartment disease. Now we have a procedure that looks very promising. The procedure is called Sliding Humeral Osteotomy or SHO.