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1 September 2017 Radiographic Anatomy of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint and Digits of the Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
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The aim of this study was to develop a detailed and accessible set of reference images of the normal radiographic anatomy of the digits of the ostrich (Struthio camelus), with emphasis on the metatarsophalangeal joint and its arthrography. The distal excised pelvic limbs of 10 normal ostriches of different ages (ranging from 10 to 365 days of age) obtained from an abattoir were radiographed, and 2 arthrograms were performed. To illustrate the normal radiographic anatomy of the tarsometatarsal bone, 39 images were selected, labelled, and presented along with detailed descriptions and corresponding images of the bony skeleton. These results provide a valuable dataset to assist in understanding the normal anatomy of the ostrich metatarsophalangeal joint and digits and allow comparison of abnormal corresponding structures in clinical cases in ostriches.

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Payam Razeghi Tehrani, Hassan Gilanpour, and Abbas Veshkini "Radiographic Anatomy of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint and Digits of the Ostrich (Struthio camelus)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 31(3), 198-205, (1 September 2017). https://doi.org/10.1647/2016-205
Published: 1 September 2017
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