In last month’s feature article, “Evaluating Compensatory Lameness – Breaking Down the Algorithms”, we described the interpretation assistance algorithms that drive the compensatory lameness AIDE comments on the straight line report. In case you missed it, you can review that article HERE. As a brief reminder, the AIDE statements that offer a suggestion of a primary lameness in a multiple limb lameness scenario are based on known compensatory lameness patterns, also taking into consideration the consistency, or evidence, (stride-by-stride variability) and amplitudes of each lameness. Each lameness is assigned a weight, based on the evidence score and the amplitude score. These weights are factored into the algorithm that may trigger the suggestion of a primary lameness when a compensatory pattern is identified.