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.
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Most often seen in small breeds, it is generally inherited but can be the result of traumatic
5 1/2 minutes
Be sure to see Elbow and
Dysplasia video! Diagnosis, X-rays, lameness explained and how you may
be able to prevent or modify dysplasia in your dog. There is much to learn
and VIDEO Theater makes it easy!