eCommons

 

Correction of angular limb deformity in a 4 month old German Shepherd

Other Titles

Abstract

This is the case report of a 4 month old female German Shepherd that was diagnosed with an angular limb deformity. General physical examination was unremarkable on presentation, while orthopedic examination of the right forelimb revealed radius curvus, carpal valgus, and decreased elbow flexion with pain. A presumptive diagnosis of premature closure of the distal ulnar physis was made. CT examination was performed in preparation of surgical correction revealing subluxation of the radial head, incongruity of the radial head and ulna at the elbow joint, and abnormal distal radial and ulnar physes. Distal ulnar ostectomy was performed with the distal ulnar physis submitted for histopathology, confirming premature closure of the physis. Subsequent recheck examinations revealed inadequate radial lengthening and correction of the deformity leading to a second surgery. Radial osteotomy was performed and a circular external skeletal fixator was placed on the limb to allow both correction of the angular limb deformity and distraction osteogenesis of the radius. Follow-up examinations monitored progression of limb lengthening and deformity correction until surrounding soft tissue structures would no longer allow further distraction.

Journal / Series

Senior seminar paper
Seminar SF610.1 2008 H55

Volume & Issue

Description

Sponsorship

Date Issued

2008-01-30

Publisher

Keywords

Dogs -- Abnormalities -- Treatment -- Case studies; Dogs -- Surgery -- Case studies

Location

Effective Date

Expiration Date

Sector

Employer

Union

Union Local

NAICS

Number of Workers

Committee Chair

Committee Co-Chair

Committee Member

Degree Discipline

Degree Name

Degree Level

Related Version

Related DOI

Related To

Related Part

Based on Related Item

Has Other Format(s)

Part of Related Item

Related To

Related Publication(s)

Link(s) to Related Publication(s)

References

Link(s) to Reference(s)

Previously Published As

Government Document

ISBN

ISMN

ISSN

Other Identifiers

Rights

Rights URI

Types

term paper

Accessibility Feature

Accessibility Hazard

Accessibility Summary

Link(s) to Catalog Record