Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Carpus: developmental hyperextension

Contributor(s): Prof Walter Renberg

Introduction

  • Cause: spontaneous.
  • 2-5 months old, especially German Shepherd dog Valgus deformity.
  • Signs: hyperextension of carpus.
  • Diagnosis: signs.
  • Treatment: controlled exercise to improve muscle tone + dietary control to avoid obesity +/- excessively rapid growth.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Developmental.
  • Possibly a combination of over-nutrition and lack of exercise.

Pathophysiology

  • Developmental abnormality - hyperextension of carpal joint.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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