Biomechanical characterization of passive laxity of the hip joint in dogs.

OBJECTIVE To investigate the in vitro load/displacement characteristics of the hip joints in dogs as a function of joint position. SAMPLE POPULATION 10 hip joints from 5 healthy dogs. PROCEDURE A material test system was used to generate load/displacement curves for each joint. Joints were mounted in a custom-designed jig that held the joint in fixed… CONTINUE READING