angular limb deformities
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West Suburban's Dr. Gary Thompson is a Board-Certified Specialist in Canine and Feline Practice whose area of professional interest include orthopedic surgery.
Our entire staff understands that the decision to allow your beloved pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one. We strive to ensure your pet's procedure is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Have you been referred? Please bring the following at the time of your consultation:
Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
Any current medications your pet is taking
What are Angular Limb Deformities?
Angular limb deformities are orthopedic conditions primarily affecting dogs, and a wide variety of these deformities can occur. The class of angular limb deformities covers bone growth disturbances that develop when the growth plate of a growing bone is damaged, making this a problem that affects young, growing animals. The lower limbs (Radius/Ulna, Tibia/Fibula) are most often affected.
How are Angular Limb Deformities Corrected?
Surgery involves cutting the bone to realign segments and placement of a bone plate to help facilitate healing.