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1. Angular Limb Deformities in Dogs
Injury to young, growing bones can result in an angular limb deformity. These injuries can include being hit by a car, stepped on, dropped or getting a limb caught in the doorway.
2. Aseptic Femoral Head Necrosis (Legg-Calvé-Perthes) in Dogs
Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head, also known as Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease, osteochondritis juvenilis or coax plana, is a progressive deterioration and collapse of the femoral head, cause is unknown.
3. Atlantoaxial Instability (Luxation)
Atlantoaxial instability is a condition in which the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae are not firmly attached, which can lead to cervical spinal cord injury. Symptoms include neck pain; a drunken, staggering gait; or sudden death.
4. Carpal Hyperextension in Dogs
Carpal hyperextension injuries produce a breakdown of the ligaments that support the back of the carpal joint in the wrist, resulting in collapse from the normal upright position. It is the result of landing on the front legs from a significant height.
5. Comminuted Fractures in Dogs
A comminuted fracture is a splintered or fragmented break in the continuity of bone or cartilage. There are usually multiple pieces of bone at the fracture site.
6. Coxofemoral Hip Luxation in Dogs
Hip luxation is the dislocation of the ball of the thigh bone out of the socket of the pelvis. The dislocation is usually the result of trauma and results in a non-weight bearing lameness of the affected limb.
7. Craniomandibular Osteopathy (CMO)
Craniomandibular osteopathy (CMO), is a non-cancerous disorder that almost exclusively affects the bones of the head in dogs. The cause of CMO is believed to be hereditary, and terriers are prone to the disorder.
8. Degenerative Arthritis in Dogs
Degenerative joint disease (DJD), or arthritis, affects the smooth articular cartilage of the joint. When it becomes worn, raw bone surfaces become exposed and rub together. DJD is the result, causing pain and lack of joint mobility.
9. Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs
Elbow dysplasia refers to the abnormal development of certain parts of the elbow joint during the growing phase of a dog’s life. The exact cause is unknown, but it may be due to genetic factors, over-nutrition with rapid growth and trauma.
10. Elbow Luxation in Dogs
Elbow luxation is usually associated with trauma causing the lower portion of the joint, the radius and ulna, to move laterally (away from the body) relative to the upper bone of the joint, the humerus. This condition is also known as a dislocated elbow.

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