Canine lameness caused by developmental orthopedic diseases: Panosteitis, Legg-Calv-Perthes disease, and hypertrophic osteodystrophy Academic Article uri icon


  • Panosteitis, Legg-Calv-Perthes disease (LCPD), and hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD) are common developmental orthopedic diseases that can cause lameness in dogs. A specific etiology for each disease remains unknown and sometimes controversial. Some theories are more accepted than others, but a multifactorial cause is generally suspected. A good physical examination and radiography usually provide sufficient information to diagnose these diseases, Panosteitis and HOD are self-limiting diseases that typically have a good prognosis with medical therapy. LCPD also has a good prognosis, although surgical intervention is the treatment of choice.

published proceedings

  • Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

author list (cited authors)

  • Todd Trostel, C., Pool, R. R., & McLaughlin, R. M.

complete list of authors

  • Todd Trostel, C||Pool, RR||McLaughlin, RM

publication date

  • April 2003