• Correction of severe hind limb deformities in a young collie

We operated on the right hind limb to straighten it first, and once that was sorted we repeated the same procedure on the other side a few weeks later. We cut wedges of the appropriate angles out of both tibias at their point of curvature, creating fractures which were then stabilised with a pin in the middle of the bone and a plate applied to the side of it and held with screws.

Post-operatively she had to effectively learn to walk all over again, as her legs now worked in a very different way to that in which she had had to use them before. But once she got the hang of using her straightened legs, her mobility improved in leaps and bounds.

6th October 2012