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Open reduction and placement of an iliofemoral anchor suture

February 27, 2014

Poppy was attacked four days previously by a dog and referred to VetFix with a recurrent coxofemoral luxation. Closed reduction had been attempted immediately following injury however repeat luxation of the hip had occured.

Cranial closing wedge osteotomy

February 24, 2014

Hamish had a lateral suture placed for cruciate disease six months prior to referral to VetFix. He showed marked muscle atrophy on the same leg with a weight bearing lameness. Cranial tibial thrust was evident on examination of the stifle and a decision was made to perform a cranial closing wedge osteotomy.

Osteochondrosis of the canine shoulder

August 21, 2013

This article describes the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) of the caudal aspect of the humeral head in an eight-month-old Border Collie.