Using radial cuneiform wedge osteotomy to correct an angular limb deformity in a 1 year old male castrated Husky
A one year old male castrated Siberian Husky presented to Cornell University’s Orthopedic service for evaluation of his right forelimb deformity and persistent lameness. The owners noticed that the dog’s right forelimb appeared malaligned in March 2011. In May 2011, the dog become lame with exercise and when playing with other dogs. On presentation, he walked on the medial aspect of the second digit of his right forelimb. Orthopedic exam revealed an intermittent grade I lameness at a walk and trot, carpal valgus, external rotation of the carpus, radius curvus and carpal joint effusion. The dog’s problem list consisted of a right forelimb angular deformity. Radiographs revealed that his angular limb deformity was caused by premature distal ulnar physis closure. This case will be used to discuss angular limb deformities and their correction.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2012
Dogs -- Abnormalities -- Treatment -- Case studies; Dogs -- Surgery -- Case studies