Carpal hyperextension injuries are one of the most common injuries here in Colorado. With active dogs that run, jump, hike, go skiing and biking with their guardians this type of injury is common.
We have helped many dogs and cats who have sprained their wrists. Whether you choose a splint, surgery, or bracing we can help your dog heal and get back to enjoying sports again!
Check out Marty. He developed carpal hyperextension injuries in both front limbs. Now he is able to go on walks again!
The carpal (wrist) joint consists of the radius, ulna, and carpal bones. The bones are held together by ligaments and tendons. Laxity can occur between any of the bones in the joint, causing the joint to collapse. This can be due to an acute injury to the tendons or ligaments, congenital abnormalities, degeneration of the joint, or chronic steroid use. The degree of collapse may vary and can include flattening of the toes as well. There also may be increased movement on the inside or outside of the joint causing the joint to appear bowed or collapsed in.