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    Everyone,

    Has anyone experienced this with their bullys? I noticed my 13 week puppy limping about 10 -12 days ago so i took him to the vet and had x-rays done. According to them, it's a congenital luxation of the radial head. I want to say that it's not congenital because he wasn't born with it. I called a specialist and see what they say.

    Any of you have experience with this?

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    Default Re: Luxation of the Radial Head

    Luxating patellas? I beleive are congenital and usually require surgery to fix. Did he say what stage it was?

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    Its not the patella, is actually the radius bone between the carpus en the elbow joint. I have not had any experience with this. From what I understand surgery is normally required. Let us now what the specialist says.

    Wish you and Nihya all the best.

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    It is a congenital condition and the breeder should be contacted so they will not keep breeding this.
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    Abby had congenital luxating elbows (the tissue connecting the arms to the body never formed). There is surgery for it and it's easily corrected. I googled Luxating Radial Head and found this article that explains the surgery (with pictures!)

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299523/

    The word congenital means that it was something she was born with but it may not have been a problem until her body started to use those muscles more frequently.

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