Case Studies: Orthopaedic Surgery – Feet & toes

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Excision arthroplasty of a metacarpal-phalangeal joint for lameness

  Harvey, a 7 year active male labrador, presented lame with degenerative joint disease (DJD) affecting digits 2, 3 and 5 of the left forelimb. The metacaro-phalangeal joint of the 3rd digit seemed the most painful on palpation and  this joint was the one of the three that was involving a principal weight bearing digit....

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