Carpal angle

Related to Carpal angle: carpal index
(Zool.) the angle at the last joint of the folded wing of a bird.

See also: Carpal

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While McIlwraith does not dispute the benefit of surgery in severe cases - in knees, defined as more than eight degrees of carpal angle - he said: "There is a certain level of screwing with nature that we shouldn't be doing.
The team also found that the correlation coefficient between carpal angle and clinical problems showed that the straighter the leg, the more soundness problems the horses had.