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.
Their three children had been taken from what seemed to be a happy home because the youngest of the children had two chip fractures.