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Normal Vascular Anatomy of the Head of the Femur in Puppies with Emphasis on the Inferior Retinacular Vessels
FRANK H. BASSETTIII; JAMES W. WILSON; BEN L. ALLENJR.; HIROHIKO AZUMA
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From the Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics, the Department of Pathology, and the Department of Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham
1969 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1969 Sep 01;51(6):1139-1153
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Abstract

This basic study of the normal vascular anatomy of the femoral head in young puppies may lend itself to a more thorough understanding of experimental hip disease in puppies. It is important to recognize the similarities in vascular supply of the hip in puppies and that seen in man. However, a comparison of the species may lead to erroneous conclusions. No clinical assumptions should be made on the basis of studies not anatomically accurate for the species used as an experimental model. Therefore, this study has attempted to enlighten investigators concerning the vascular anatomy of the hip in puppies.

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