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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My corgi has a congenital problem that has caused a

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My corgi has a congenital problem that has caused a breakdown in his front legs. He essentially walks on his wrists, and I think he has a hip issue. Now he can walk enough to go to the bathroom, but that is basically it. Our vet has told us there is nothing really to do. What are your thoughts. He is 11.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I believe that you're referring to the carpal laxity syndrome - hyperextended flexor tendons which result in my patient walking on the bottom of their carpi ("wrists"). Rowdy isn't a candidate for arthrodesis - fusing of his wrist bones - but bracing can be quite effective. There are quite a few websites for your perusal. Please see here: http://www.dogleggs.com/carpal/ and discuss this viable option with Rowdy's vet who will need to be involved with the fitting of such braces.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Star,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rowdy. How is everything going?
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