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21. Fracture of the Sacrum in Dogs
Isolated fractures of the sacrum are infrequently encountered in veterinary medicine. More commonly, this type of fracture occurs in conjunction with other fractures of the pelvis and is usually a result of trauma.
22. Fracture of the Skull in Dogs
Fractures of the bones of the skull occur after head trauma – usually a fall from a height or a motor vehicle accident. The symptoms of skull fractures are related to the area of the skull that is affected.
23. Fracture of the Tibia and Fibula in Dogs
The tibia and fibula are the two bones that make up the lower rear leg. Because of the conformation of the lower rear leg, both bones, the tibia and fibula, usually fracture at the same time.
24. Fracture Repair in Dogs
A fracture is any break in bone or cartilage, whether it is complete or incomplete. With any fracture there is also damage to the surrounding soft tissues. The fracture must be immobilized to allow it to heal and this can be done in several ways.
25. General Fracture Information in Dogs
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone. Although we commonly think of fractures as involving a leg, it is also possible to fracture the skull, jaw, spine, ribs, pelvis and digits as well as the long bones and small bones of the front and back limbs.
26. Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia is a painful, crippling disease that causes a dog’s hip to weaken, deteriorate and become arthritic. Learn about the typical onsets, signs, diagnosis and treatment of hip dysplasia in dogs.
27. Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy
Hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD) is an orthopedic disease seen in immature large- and giant-breed dogs. Dogs with HOD have a limp that can be mild or so severe that they hold the leg off of the ground.
28. Immune-mediated Polyarthritis
Immune-mediated joint disease is a condition where the immune system stimulates an inappropriate inflammatory response in one or more joints. An increase in white blood cells in the joint fluid then causes joint swelling and pain.
29. Joint Effusion (Swelling)
Joint effusion is an increase in fluid within the joint space. This increase in joint fluid often leads to a distention of the joint capsule and a swelling of the joint.
30. Joint Injury in Dogs
Joint injury is a traumatic injury to the structures within or surrounding the joint. Many times the injury is due to blunt trauma. This may cause tissue inflammation, swelling or more severe articular, or joint, damage.

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