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Thewretched 04-25-2014 12:32 PM

Overly curved knee
We just got our 6.5 month old GSD spayed, and she is said to have perfect hips, no signs of HD. But he said she has a overly curved knee he isn't liking the look of, it's said that it could just be a growth development problem, but I don't know much about it, we're about to pick her up and I'm sure he'll go into more detail, but has anyone had this with their dog before?

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Thewretched 04-25-2014 01:29 PM

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carmspack 04-25-2014 02:05 PM

ask your vet whether they were talking about too much turn of stifle, over angulation.
The length ratio of thigh to stifle should be about 50/50 .
Too little , too straight , may have concerns for cruciate ligament damage .
Too much and concerns for knee instability .
Does the dog walk on her hocks?

post a picture of the dog

Thewretched 04-25-2014 02:37 PM

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Thewretched 04-25-2014 02:44 PM

She just gave us supplements and said it shouldn't be a problem

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carmspack 04-25-2014 02:48 PM

gathered from the picture , if anything the dog could use a little more length in the stifle . Looks a little straight .

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supplements are not going to change the dog's bone structure or conformation.

the dog appears to have good ligaments .

Thewretched 04-25-2014 03:49 PM

Thank you, a bunch

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