TheDogPlace.org uses sight and sound to explain leg injuries or inherited defects such as patella, knee joint, and cruciate ligament problems resulting in lameness and pain.
REAR LEG TENDONS
TORN CRUCIATE LIGAMENT DIAGNOSIS
Dr. Michael Bauer, DVM, DACVS of Colorado Canine Orthopedics discusses the diagnosis of canine Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears. Why palpation alone is inaccurate, X-rays can be helpful, but the best diagnostic tool is an arthroscopic examination. It is extremely accurate and very non-invasive (great video example of healthy vs. torn).
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PATELLA LUXATION SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT
Most often seen in small breeds, it is generally inherited but can be the result of traumatic injury.
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