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  • Orthopaedics Case Studies from West Midlands Veterinary Referrals

Hock surgery

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  • Correction of severe hind limb deformities in a young collie

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  • Achilles tendon problems

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  • Collateral ligament injury in the hock

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  • Tarsal (hock) arthrodeses (fusions)

    Fusion of the tarsal joints is often indicated when there is irrevocable traumatic damage to the joint(s) often involving ligament damage. Some breeds like Shelties are especially prone to spontaneous collapse of the tarsal (and carpal) joints under normal loading.

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