J. F. Innes1, W. M. McKee2, R. A. S. Mitchell, B. D. X. Lascelles, K. A. Johnson
Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford, Bristol, U.K., Willows Referral Service, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, U.K.
dog, carpal arthrodesis, , distraction osteogenesis, Ectrodactyly
Four immature dogs were presented with ectrodactyly. Two dogs were initially treated with distraction osteogenesis of a hypoplastic ulna and all had surgical correction of the cleft deformity. In each case proximal metacarpal apposition with or without carpal arthrodesis formed the basis of surgical treatment. Follow-up information was available for three cases and all showed improved limb function. Corrective surgery appears to be a viable alternative to amputation for treatment of ectrodactyly.
L. Pisoni (1), S. Del Magno (1), F. Cinti (1), B. Dalpozzo (1), E. Bellei (1), E. Cloriti (1), M. Joechler (1)
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2014 27 2: 166-171
A. Meyer-Lindenberg, V. Heinen, M. Fehr, I. Nolte
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P. A. Moses
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