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Joint Arthritis....Possible Cause?

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A possible explanation for joint arthritis?

Joint Arthritis....Possible Cause?

PASTERN JOINT MOVEMENT

Hilary M. Clayton, BVMS, PhD of Michigan State University has revealed that the pastern joint undergoes a larger range of motion than previously thought -- 35 degrees of motion during the stance phase of the trot. This amount of flexion during the braking (stopping) phase might explain why there
is such a high incidence of pastern joint arthritis in
sports that involve quick stops.

   

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