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Image Gallery: Angular Deformities

Tisha A. Harper, DVM, DACVS, University of Illinois


|October 2015|Peer Reviewed|Web-Exclusive

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Angular limb deformities (ALD) can occur in both small and large companion animals and can result in significant functional impairment. Although any long bone in dogs can be affected, ALD are most commonly seen in the antebrachium, as well as in the femur and tibia secondary to patellar luxation.1 Deformities may develop secondary to abnormalities in bone growth (eg, premature closure of physis following trauma), bone formation (eg, disease process disrupting normal endochondral ossification; hypertrophic osteodystrophy, retained cartilaginous core, nutritional disorders), or bone healing (eg, fracture malunion).

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