The nonparallel alignment of the articular surfaces markedly restricts joint accessory motions, such as glides. different animal and will be able to identify the different forelimb bones from different animal The digit or digits are the collective name of first phalanx, second phalanx, and third phalanx. row – radial carpal, intermediate carpal, ulnar carpal and accessory carpal Caudal and cranial articular surfaces are oriented between the dorsal and transverse planes to facilitate cranial and caudal glides needed for cervical spine flexion and extension. This deviation allows the hindpaws to pass lateral to the forepaws when dogs gallop.4 The calcaneus is large and serves as the insertion of the common calcaneal tendon. The canine patella, or kneecap, is the largest sesamoid bone in the body. • Pivot: Atlantoaxial—dens of C2 and atlas Digital pads: Plantar to the DIP joints; ovoid and flat Centrodistal In dogs, caudal retraction of the humerus in relation to the scapula is shoulder flexion, whereas cranial motion of the humerus in relation to the scapula is shoulder extension. Joint motions are named, most commonly, by movement of the distal bone relative to the proximal bone. Welcome again. Other specific directional terms include (1) radial and ulnar to indicate toward the radius and ulna, respectively; (2) axial and abaxial to indicate toward or away from the axis of the digits, which is between the third and fourth digits of the forepaw, and the third and fourth digits of the hind paw, respectively; and (3) tibial and fibular to indicate toward the tibia and fibula, respectively. (Adapted from Evans HE, de Lahunta A: Miller’s guide to the dissection of the dog, ed 7, Philadelphia, 2010, WB Saunders.) The condyles are oriented near the transverse plane to allow cervical spine rotation. Distal intertarsal: Central bone with tarsal III • Transverse axis: Sagittal plane motion occurs around an axis of rotation that is directed mediolaterally. A notable difference between dogs and humans is the meaning of shoulder flexion. • Leg or crus: Stifle to talocrural joint Tarsal I with MT I • Saddle plane: First carpal with MC I Hemal arches are separate bones that articulate with the ventral surfaces of the caudal ends of the bodies of Cd4-Cd6. The forelimb skeleton consists of the thoracic or pectoral girdle and bones of the forelimb (see Figures 5-5 and 5-6). Skeleton of a male dog, left lateral view. Ribs: 26 Located at the level of head of humerus, Small and undivided. Ilium, ischium, pubis The axes of rotational joint motion are as follows: • Transverse axis: Sagittal plane motion occurs around an axis of rotation that is directed mediolaterally. For each axis of rotation listed in the next section, the plane of motion around which joint motion occurs can be viewed from Figure 5-1. In most dogs, it is slightly shorter than the tibia and the ulna and approximately one-fifth longer than the humerus. The dog has an anconeal process, which is near the attachment site of the anconeus muscle. The nonparallel alignment of the articular surfaces markedly restricts joint accessory motions, such as glides. • Ball and socket: Shoulder Dorsal and palmar on DIP joints of digits I to V; cartilage; small In the cranial lumbar spine, cranial and caudal articular surfaces are oriented between the transverse and sagittal planes, which facilitate lumbar spine flexion and extension. Metatarsus or metatarsals Dogs have much more limitation in motion in the dorsal and transverse planes. To assist communication among human rehabilitation and veterinary colleagues, some anatomic terms used for dogs appear in regular print with the analogous terminology for humans in parentheses following the canine term. • Forearm or antebrachium: Elbow to carpal joint For example, rotation of the forelimb might be observable when pronation at the radioulnar joint would be difficult to observe clinically. Joint motions are named in the following sections and described (see Figures 5-3 and 5-4) as they refer to the limbs, starting from normal stance. In the limbs, flexion motion occurs as the bones on either side of a joint move closer together and the joint angle becomes more acute. Dogs have much more limitation in motion in the dorsal and transverse planes. Caudal or coccygeal: Cd1-Cd20; some dogs have more or fewer The hindlimb skeleton includes the pelvic girdle, consisting of the fused ilium, ischium, and pubis, and the bones of the hindlimb (see Figures 5-8 and 5-9). Most joints allow motion in more than one plane. Canine spinous processes are relatively long. • Condyloid: Atlantooccipital It is an ossification in the quadriceps femoris muscle. dog – Proximal row To assist communication among human rehabilitation and veterinary colleagues, some anatomic terms used for dogs appear in regular print with the analogous terminology for humans in parentheses following the canine term. During extension, the limb reaches out, the digit is extended, and the back or neck is less arched dorsally or arched ventrally. Lumbar vertebrae (see Figure 5-13) have bodies that are larger than thoracic vertebral bodies. This deviation allows the hindpaws to pass lateral to the forepaws when dogs gallop. If this plane were in the midline of the body, this is the median plane or median sagittal plane. Directional Terms and Anatomic Planes Extension is motion in the sagittal plane in the direction opposite to that of flexion motion. This type of stance is called a plantigrade stance. Spine In the spine, extension occurs as the back or neck is arched ventrally (i.e., the convex portion of the arch is directed ventrally). There are nine pairs of vertebrosternal, or true, ribs and four pairs of vertebrocostal, or false, ribs. A glide is described by identifying the joint motion, the direction of the glide, and which bone is moving. Pad surface on MCP joints in interosseous tendons of digits II to V; two per digit; smaller The upper limbs hang at the sides of the body, palms facing forward. At the carpus or wrist (see Figure 5-7), there are seven carpal bones. and goat, Shallow fossa and having few Cheryl Riegger-Krugh, Darryl L. Millis and Joseph P. Weigel Related The symphysis pelvis is relatively long and has two portions, the symphysis ischii and symphysis pubis, compared with the relatively shorter joining of the anterior aspect of the human innominates at the symphysis pubis. Figure 5-5 Skeleton of the lateral forelimb of the dog. An axis of rotation for a joint motion is a straight line or rod that is 90 degrees to the plane of motion. (Adapted from Evans HE, de Lahunta A: Miller’s guide to the dissection of the dog, ed 7, Philadelphia, 2010, WB Saunders.) If you want to memorize those important osteological features of forelimb bones, you may visit this link – Identification of Osteological Features of Fore Limb’s Bones of Animal (how to identify animal bones, anatomy of the body bones). small IV) in horse, Five (1st – shorter, third Sternum: 8 fused bones—manubrium or first sternebra, 6 additional sternebrae, and the xiphoid process The ribs limit overall thoracic spine motion and protect internal organs. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Most joints allow motion in more than one plane. The canine humeral head is less rounded compared with the human head, to assist with weight bearing. The ulna is the lateral forearm bone and has a very prominent olecranon process, which allows secure attachment for the large triceps brachii muscle, needed as an antigravity muscle for weight bearing in dogs. Anatomic Planes In vertebrae caudal to Cd6 and in relatively the same position as the hemal arches are the paired hemal processes, which extend from Cd7-Cd17 or Cd18. Sternocostal: Sternum and true ribs Normal joint motion involves both physiologic motion and accessory motion. Distally, 1st is missing, 2 and 3 are fused and there is also a 4th The dog stands upright on digits or phalanges of each forepaw or manus and each hindpaw or pes (Figure 5-1). (From Evans HE: Miller’s anatomy of the dog, ed 4, Philadelphia, 2013, WB Saunders.) The condyles are oriented near the transverse plane to allow cervical spine rotation. Roll occurs in the same direction as the movement of the moving segment of the bone, but glide directions differ based on whether the moving articular surface is concave or convex. The canine sacrum is relatively narrow and is linked to the pelvis with sacroiliac joints (see Figure 5-14). Proximal intertarsal or talocentral bones from different animal. In vertebrae caudal to Cd6 and in relatively the same position as the hemal arches are the paired hemal processes, which extend from Cd7-Cd17 or Cd18. The carpus normally has greater than 180 degrees of extension. Skeletal structure of the Equine Forelimb 1. Synovial: Proximal and distal tibiofibular In the limbs, extension motion occurs as the bones that are already close together and already form an acute angle move farther apart, such that the angle formed at the joint is increased or straightened. Dorsal on MTP joints in long digital extensor tendons of digits II to V; one per digit; small Hemal arches are separate bones that articulate with the ventral surfaces of the caudal ends of the bodies of Cd4-Cd6. There is a popliteal notch on the caudal tibia in the midline, where the popliteal vessels course. Compressive or approximation accessory motions are compressive or pushing-together movements between bones. Caudal and cranial articular surfaces are oriented close to the dorsal plane. The third is the smallest, is located in the proximal attachment of the popliteus muscle, and articulates with the lateral tibial condyle. Hindlimb Spins are joint surface motions that result in continual contact of articular cartilage areas on opposite sides of a joint. You may also needAquatic TherapyCanine BehaviorLaser Therapy in Canine RehabilitationOther Modalities in Veterinary RehabilitationTherapeutic Exercises: Joint Motion, Strengthening, Endurance, and Speed ExercisesCommon Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Athletic PatientHistory of Canine Physical RehabilitationOrthopedic and Neurologic Evaluation Large Bones Distal To The Body And Proximal To The Carpels C. 5 Digits Typically With 3 Phalanges D. A Larger Number Of Carpels Than Metacarpels E. 5 Thoracic vertebrae (see Figure 5-13) have small bodies relative to the size of the entire vertebrae. “You will find different osteological features that differ from animal to animal. Answer: Forelimb bones: Scapula bone of ox, sheep and goat, horse and dog Humerus of ox, sheep and goat, horse and dogRadius & ulna of ox, sheep and goat, horse and dog. • Condylar: MT II to V with the same numbered digit There are nine pairs of vertebrosternal, or true, ribs and four pairs of vertebrocostal, or false, ribs. The size of hindlimb bones varies a great deal, because of the great variation in size for breeds of dogs. • The transverse plane divides the body into cranial and caudal portions. Shallow and circular in ox, sheep The… The anconeal process is needed for stability in weight bearing. unequal halves (ox, sheep Two Large Bones Making The Upper Limb, Proximal To The Body B. In normal stance, as shown in Figure 5-2, a dog’s spine is flexed at the atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial joints, straight (neither flexed nor extended) in the remainder of the cervical spine, extended at the cervicothoracic junction, slightly lordotic in the thoracic spine, and flexed or normally kyphotic in the lumbar spine. • Syndesmosis: Middle radioulnar Tarsal pad: Small pad plantar to the talocrural joint Some joint motions are planar or gliding motions and do not occur around an axis of rotation. The talus articulates with the distal tibia and has prominent ridges. The canine distal radius has distinct facets for articulation with carpal bones, providing stability in weight bearing. Canine lumbar transverse processes are long and thin, and they project lateroventrocranially. This biological characteristic would explain in part why the long bones of the forelimb). • Spinal regions Tarsal IV is large and articulates with the calcaneus and metatarsal bones, spanning this entire region. It articulates distally with the ulnar carpal and accessory carpal bones by two distal facets and does not have an articular disk. for sesamoid bone in posterior aspect, Four in number in ox (two for The dog has an anconeal process, which is near the attachment site of the anconeus muscle. Types of joints are listed in Box 5-2. Metatarsophalangeal I—MT I with digit I Figure 5-12 Detailed skeletal anatomy of the atlas and axis from a craniolateral view (A), atlas and axis from a cranial view (B), and C5 vertebra from a craniolateral view (C). 5 The ribs limit overall thoracic spine motion and protect internal organs. features for comparing –, Two digits are developed (III and Canine Anatomy The consistent size in dogs reflects the relatively equivalent cranial-to-caudal compressive loading. The adult canine clavicle is mostly cartilage and is usually not visible on radiographs. It is an ossification in the quadriceps femoris muscle. The restricted joint motions and areas resulting from these joint alignments include atlantoaxial motion other than rotation, the cervical (C) 7-thoracic (T) 1 junction, the caudal thoracic region, and the sacrum. ox, sheep and goat The axis has a dens, which projects cranially to allow pivotal motion between the atlas and axis. • Tibiofibular The first metacarpal is short and nonfunctional. • Ribs: 13 Tarsometatarsal To assist communication among human rehabilitation and veterinary colleagues, some anatomic terms used for dogs appear in regular print with the analogous terminology for humans in parentheses following the canine term. Cranial to T11, the spinous processes project caudally, but caudal to T11, they project cranially. Distally, there is an olecranon fossa and supratrochlear foramen for the secure positioning of the protruding anconeal process of the ulna for more stability in weight bearing. The spine consists of five areas of the vertebral column: the cervical vertebrae and its articulation with the head, thoracic vertebrae, lumbar vertebrae, sacral vertebrae, and the coccygeal vertebrae (Figures 5-11 through 5-14). aspect in ox, sheep and goat, Located at postero-lateral and small V) in ox, sheep and goat, Three (small II; Large III and Figure 5-4 Left hindlimb skeleton, noting joints and flexor surfaces. The massive cervical extensor muscle activity requires relatively large and strong cervical vertebrae to support the muscle mass. Flexion motions of the limb joints are noted in Figures 5-3 and 5-4. The sesamoid bones at the dorsal surface of each metacarpophalangeal joint align the extensor tendons for optimal muscle action. Sesamoid bones occur when there are significant changes in directions of pull on tendons in addition to the tensile forces produced during muscle contractions. arched ventrally. • Dewclaw or digit I or hallux—may be absent, fully developed and articulating with a metatarsal, or may be a vestigial, that is, a trace or rudimentary structure, with a terminal phalanx and no proximal phalanx or metatarsal bone The triangular proximal tibia is wider than the distal cylindrical tibia. The bones of the hind limb are femur (thigh bone – the longest bone), tibia and fibula, tarsals (ankle bones – 7 in number), metatarsals (5 in number) and phalanges (digits – 14 in number). postero-medial aspect in horse, Depression The canine sacrum is relatively narrow and is linked to the pelvis with sacroiliac joints (see Figure 5-14). Joint Motion in the Limbs and Spine The radial carpal bone is analogous to the fused scaphoid and lunate. “If you want to share your knowledge (based on veterinary anatomy); you are requested to join “veterinaryanatomy.net“. These comparisons have been minimized, as this is a chapter about canine anatomy and not a chapter about comparative anatomy. Structures of the Distal Forelimb Carpal bones The carpal bones comprise two rows: Proximally (mediolaterally), radial, intermediate, ulnar and accessory bones. Long bones of the forelimb (humerus, ulna and radius) of 49 individuals belonging to 8 species of procyonids, 1 species of ailurid, 1 of mephitid and 8 of mustelids were used in our study. Figure 5-1 Orientation to planes of motion and directional terms for the dog. Directional terms include cranial, caudal, rostral, dorsal, palmar, plantar, medial, and lateral. The cranial articular surfaces are similar to those in more cranial vertebrae in shape and location; however, the caudal articular processes are bifid and are more centrally located, whereas articular processes in more cranial vertebrae are located more laterally. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Tarsal IV with MTs IV and V Canine medial and lateral femoral condyles are equally prominent, but the articular surface of the medial femoral condyle projects more cranially than that of the lateral femoral condyle. Hindlimbs: 96 • Part synovial and part fibrous: Sacroiliac Articular surfaces of two bones forming a joint are usually concave on one bone and convex on the other bone. • Bones in the dog skeleton (excludes auditory ossicles) At T10, the size of the body begins to increase and the length of spinous process decreases. 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