Figure 1 Lateral radiograph of a dog following unknown trauma. There is a complete oblique fracture (arrow) of the L6 vertebral body and luxation of the L6-L7 articular processes, with severe cranioventral displacement of the caudal segment. Despite the degree of displacement, this patient retained voluntary movement in both pelvic limbs on initial examination and made a functional recovery following reduction and stabilization of the fracture/luxation and 8 weeks of crate confinement.

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