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My corgi has a congenital problem that has caused a

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breakdown in his front legs...
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.
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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.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Star,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Rowdy. How is everything going?
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