The femur bone spans the distance between the hip and stifle (knee) joints. Large muscle groups attach to the femur to allow flexion and extension of the rear limb. The top of the femur forms the ball in the ball and socket hip joint, while the bottom of the femur articulates with the tibia in the knee joint. Problems associated with the femur occur from developmental abnormalities (e.g.: hip dysplasia), fractures, dislocation of the femur from the hip joint, bone infections (e.g.: Blastomycosis), and tumors (e.g.: osteosarcoma). Pets with mild femur pain may favor the affected leg, be slow to rise, and become exercise intolerant. Significant femur pain (e.g.: traumatic or pathologic fracture) appears as swelling and non-weight bearing lameness on the affected limb.

Watkins Vet Clinic

415 School Ave. S
P.O. Box 189
Watkins, MN 55389
Phone: 320-764-7400
Fax: 320-764-7401

Kimball Vet Clinic

581 Linden Ave. E
P.O. Box 358
Kimball, MN 55353
Phone: 320-398-3600
Fax: 320-398-3601

Maple Lake Vet Clinic

500 East State Hwy 55
P.O. Box 340
Maple Lake, MN 55358
Phone: 320-401-1300
Fax: 320-401-1505

Litchfield Veterinary Clinic

1101 South Sibley Ave
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320-693-6961
Fax: 320-693-4117

Lifelong Veterinary Clinic

905 Hwy 15 S
Hutchinson, MN  55350
Phone: 320-234-7400
Fax: 320-234-7401

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