chip fractures

chip fractures

small pieces of bone which are chipped off a bone, causing minor but sometimes significant lameness, pain and swelling. In horses, usually involve one of the carpal bones.
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In terms of the skeletal system, hard-working dogs are prone to chip fractures.
Compression of the bones in the knee joint also increases, leading to chip fractures.
Chip fractures can occur in several different places but are most common at the knee, and they are the most common problem that affects the knee.
Most chip fractures occur in the front of the bones at the radial carpal bone, intermediate carpal bone, and third carpal bone.
Describe the cause, diagnosis, and possible treatment of bucked shins, chip fractures, osselets, quarter cracks, and ringbone.
Their three children had been taken from what seemed to be a happy home because the youngest of the children had two chip fractures.
There also were small, bony densities demonstrated in the joint spaces that could represent small chip fractures.
In both, small densities representing chip fractures can be seen.