Dorsiflexion and Carpal Damage

Last time we talked about carpal arthrosis, pointing out that too much bowing--dorsiflexion--of the foreleg at the knee was the immediate cause of damage to the articular cartilage. Further, with a bit of mechanics, we saw that too much dorsiflexion at the knee occurred because the resisting moment (turning force) generated by the muscles and tendons on the back of the forearm and carpus was

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