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2. in common usage, the entire lower limb (in which case, the part below the knee is called the lower leg).
3. any of the four limbs of a quadruped.
bayonet leg ankylosis of the knee after backward displacement of the tibia and fibula.
bow leg see bowleg.
milk leg phlegmasia alba dolens.
restless l's restless legs syndrome.
A painful swelling of the leg occurring in women after childbirth as a result of clotting and inflammation of the femoral veins.
'milk' legPhlegmasia alba dolens Obstetrics Extensive deep vein or iliofemoral thrombosis due to stasis of uterine blood, accompanied by painful swelling and pallor of the entire leg, a condition once common in parturition–hence, 'milk leg', more often seen after abdominal or pelvic surgery; with progression, veins become thrombosed, blood can't return to heart, leg becomes cool, painful, cyanotic–phlegmasia cerulea dolens–painful blue leg. See Deep vein thrombosis.
In common usage, the entire lower limb, or from hip to ankle; anatomically, only the lower leg, from knee to ankle, the tibia and fibula. See: illustration
bandy legValgus knee.
Elephantiasis of the legs.
An uncorrected posterior displacement of the knee bones, followed by ankylosis at the joint.
milk legPhlegmasia alba dolens.
restless legSee: restless legs syndrome
scissor legScissor gait.
white legPhlegmasia alba dolens.
plastic band worn around the pastern in cows. Makes identification easy in pit-type milking sheds, but a band is needed on each hindlimb and muddy lanes make the numbers difficult to read. Metal bands or rings are also placed on the legs of caged birds for identification purposes.
occurs in horses, cattle and sheep; caused by chorioptesbovis.
severe lameness in senior dairy cows due to degenerative arthritis of the femorotibial joint. Presumed due to long-term negative calcium balance in heavy milking cows.