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Orthopedic issues in dogs can be very challenging, but they don't need to be so difficult.

How can I identify lameness more confidently?

How can I improve my orthopedic exam skills?

What are causes of lameness?  

What treatments are available?

This site was developed as a resource for veterinarians and other veterinary professionals to provide information regarding identification and treatment of dogs with lameness. It is our intent that pain and disability be eliminated or greatly reduced in dogs with orthopedic problems.  

For those that are not veterinary professionals, please visit our sister website, MyLameDog.com

Awareness is key.

Knowledge is powerful.

Treatment is essential!

Orthopedic Problems are Common
Orthopedic Problems are Common

Over 50% of adult medium to large dogs have arthritis!

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Shoulder Arthritis
Shoulder Arthritis

74% of older dogs have shoulder arthritis

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Severe Elbow Arthritis
Severe Elbow Arthritis

Up to 15% of large breeds of dogs have elbow dysplasia and secondary arthritis

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Orthopedic Problems are Common
Orthopedic Problems are Common

Over 50% of adult medium to large dogs have arthritis!

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Learn more about causes of lameness, including:

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  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Legg Calve Perthes Disease

  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

  • Luxating Patella

  • Sporting Injuries

    • Medial Shoulder Instability​

    • Biceps Tenosynovitis

    • Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

    • Infraspinatus Muscle Contracture

  • Osteochondrititis Dissecans​

  • Fragmented Medial Coronoid Process

  • Ununited Anconeal Process

  • Osteosarcoma

  • Fractures

Orthopedic Rounds Session
Sunday, February 26

Listen about the effects of exercise on puppy growth plates and joints!

Hear the podcast aired on DogCast Radio! 

https://vimeo.com/715283700/68ff108b5c

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