Case Report

Avulsion fracture of the tibial tuberosity

May 6, 2023

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…

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…

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.