Rupture of the lateral head of the triceps brachii muscle in a dog

Yanik K., Celimli N., Seyrek-intas D.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.81, no.4, pp.440-442, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-442
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Rupture of the muscles and their tendons can occur in any animal either during normal activity or during unusual physical stress. The avulsion of a tendon from its insertion onto the bone or rupture of its musculotendinous junction is almost always traumatic (Hulse and Johnson, 1999; Aron, 1990). The tendons most likely to be lacerated or ruptured in small animal orthopedic practice are calcanean tendon, gastrocnemius muscle, quadriceps tendon and triceps tendon (Aron, loc. cit.; Kramer et al., 1998; Rewerts. et al., 1997).