• 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 from those she had used before. But once she got the hang of using her straightened legs, her mobility improved in leaps and bounds.

6th October 2012