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Ununited Medial Humeral Condylar Ossification Centre in the Cat

March 20, 2018

As part of our endeavour to advance knowledge in the field of veterinary orthopaedics ¬†and ultimately improve the outcome for our patients we perform a critical review of all surgeries we undertake. In addition to this clinical audit we publish Read More…

Optimising outcome for cruciate surgery in the dog – TPLO

October 23, 2017

Without doubt the mainstay of the work carried out by veterinary orthopaedic surgeons is the management of cruciate disease in the dog. Unlike the truly traumatic injury often seen in people, cruciate disease in dogs typically involves a spontaneous degenerative Read More…

Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity

July 10, 2017

Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity. These injuries can be quite common in younger dogs between 4-8 months of age. In Benji’s case he also had displacement and separation of the proximal growth plate. This was causing his joint angle Read More…

Open femoral fracture in a young dog

December 28, 2016

Great to see Grinner on fine form this Christmas! Grinner is a dear little chap we operated on earlier in the year for an open fracture to the right femur. His fracture configuration was such that we elected to place Read More…

Partial carpal arthrodesis in a cat

April 24, 2016

  “Nemo” presented to my colleagues at Axe Valley Vets with a hyperextension injury to the carpometacarpal joints and several fractures to the base of the metacarpal bones. In the cat, the bones of the carpus and metacarpal region are Read More…

IOHC / Humeral Condylar Fissure

January 23, 2016

Max presented with a sudden right fore lameness and pain localising to the elbow. He had previously had an incomplete ossifcation of the left humeral condyle. This is the small barrel like part of the end of the humerus that Read More…

Plate failure by bending following tibial fracture stabilization in ten cats

July 30, 2015

This article describes the clinical findings and management of tibial fractures in cats in which plate osteosynthesis failed due to plate bending. A.P. Morris1; A. A. Anderson1; D. M. Barnes2; S. R. Bright3; C. S. Knudsen4; D. D. Lewis5; A. Read More…

Transverse stress fracture of the proximal tibia in a cat with non-union patellar fracture

June 30, 2015

“Bubs” presented with a transverse stress fracture to the proximal tibia with a chronic non-union fracture to the patella. She is a lovely cat. Due to the proximity of the joint a polyaxial locking plate was used. In addition we Read More…