Hock Joint

The hock joint is located in the hind limbs and is the equivalent of the human ankle joint. The hock joint is a complex joint comprising of a number of small bones articulating with the tibia (skin bone) and metatarsal bones (toes). Ligaments on the inside and outside part of the hock joint hold the bones together. Each side of the hock joint has two important ligaments that provide stability to the joint.

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