Illustrated atlas of anatomy of the joints of the dog


Antoine Micheau - MD , Denis Hoa - MD , Susanne AEB Boroffka - PhD - dipl. ECVDI

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Thursday 12 December 2019




Anatomical parts

Illustrated atlas of anatomy of the joints of the dog

This veterinary anatomy module of the dog contains 95 illustrations dedicated to the canine arthrology. Here are presented scientific illustrations of the canine skeleton, containing the main joints of the dog and its structures from different standard anatomical views (cranial, caudal, lateral, medial, dorsal, palmar...). The drawings and anatomical labelings of these illustrations were done by Gauthier Kervyn, under the anatomical and scientific supervision of Antoine Micheau - MD and Denis Hoa - MD. The translation of the anatomical terms was supervised by Barbara Stockler.

These illustrations of animal anatomy are under the copyright of IMAIOS and can not be freely used.

Dog - Arthrology (illustrations)

Dog - Arthrology (illustrations)


Cervical vertebrae - External surface of cranial base

Cervical vertebrae - External surface of cranial base


Vertebral body - Intervertebral disc

Vertebral body - Intervertebral disc


Ribs -  -

Ribs - Sternum - Vertebrae


Shoulder - Joints

Shoulder - Joints


Fingers of hand - Ligaments

Fingers of hand - Ligaments


Stifle joint - Muscles

Stifle joint - Muscles


Tarsal joint - Articular surface

Tarsal joint - Articular surface



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