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1. Angular Limb Deformities in Cats
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. Carpal Hyperextension in Cats
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.
3. Comminuted Fractures in Cats
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.
4. Coxofemoral Hip Luxation in Cats
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.
5. Degenerative Arthritis in Cats
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.
6. Elbow Luxation in Cats
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.
7. Fracture of the Carpus and Tarsus in Cats
Isolated fractures of the bones of the wrist or ankle are infrequently encountered in veterinary medicine. Treatments vary and the usual cause is related to automobile injury.
8. Fracture of the Digit in Cats
Fractures of the bones of the digits (toes) are usually the result of trauma and often produce a severe lameness of the affected limb with swelling and discomfort of the toe. The swelling and lameness may improve with time and rest.
9. Fracture of the Femur in Cats
Fractures of the femur (thigh bone) are some of the most common fractures seen in veterinary medicine. These fractures are usually the result of major trauma, but they can be caused by disease of the bone itself.
10. Fracture of the Humerus in Cats
Fractures of the humerus (upper arm bone) are infrequently seen in veterinary medicine. These fractures are usually the result of major trauma, but can be caused by disease of the bone itself.
 

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