Small Animal Orthopaedics Q&A 16

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A photograph and a ventro dorsal view radiograph of the pelvis and hindlimbs of a ten-month-old, female Papillon that walks with an extremely crouched hindlimb posture. When purchased at eight weeks of age the dog was able to walk but appeared ‘bow-legged’. As the dog has grown, the dog’s hindlimb gait has become more crouched and the dog’s mobility has decreased. Both stifles are held permanently in flexion and cannot be fully extended. Both hindpaws are internally rotated. Overt pain cannot be elicited on manipulation of the hindlimbs.

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Describe the radiographic abnormalities. Link to Article
What other specific musculoskeletal abnormalities would this dog be expected to have on physical examination? Link to Article

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