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Objective—To obtain the anatomic and morphometric data required for biomechanical analysis of the hind limb in dogs.

Animals—A healthy adult mixed-breed 23-kg male dog.

Procedure—Following euthanasia of the dog, all muscles of the right hind limb were identified and meticulously removed. Physiologic cross-sectional areas (PCSA) and architectural indices (AI) were calculated. The coordinates for the origin and insertion of each muscle were determined, using orthogonal right-handed coordinate systems embedded in the pelvis, femur, and tibia.

Results—PCSA and AI were calculated for 29 muscles, and coordinates for the origins and insertions of these muscles were determined.

Conclusions—Results provide the morphometric and anatomic data necessary for 3-dimensional biomechanical studies of the hind limb in dogs. ( Am J Vet Res 2001;62:928–933)

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