Asymmetrical lumbosacral transitional vertebrae in dogs may promote asymmetrical hip joint development.

  title={Asymmetrical lumbosacral transitional vertebrae in dogs may promote asymmetrical hip joint development.},
  author={Mark A Fl{\"u}ckiger and Frank Steffen and Mike H{\"a}ssig and Joe P. Morgan},
  journal={Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T},
  volume={30 2},
OBJECTIVES This study examines the relationship between the morphology of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LTV) and asymmetrical development of the hip joints in dogs. [] Key MethodMETHODS A total of 4000 dogs which had been consecutively scored for canine hip dysplasia were checked for the presence of a LTV. A LTV was noted in 138 dogs and classified depending on the morphology of the transverse processes and the degree of contact with the ilium.

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