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Limb Deformity

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Bowing or malangulation of a limb segment is called a limb deformity. Typically they develop in the front legs in dogs after minor injury such as falling from a height. The forearm has a dual bone system with both the radius and ulna growing in synchrony. If one of the two bones stops growing prematurely (early) and the other keeps growing, the limb segment starts bending. These deformities are multifactorial and complex with bending occuring in three dimensions. Comparative left and right leg x-rays are taken to understand the deformity and plan corrective surgery. In most cases only one leg is affected and this tends to get worse until skeletal maturity at about 9 months of age. Sometimes the elbow is secondarily affected and develops pain and arthritis. Corrective surgery is aimed at improving overall limb alignment and restoring joint congruency (fit) to limit any arthritis that might develop. Cuts are made in the bones and internal implants (plate and screws) used to stabilise the top and bottom segments until the gap heals back to normal strength. All of these patients have had successful corrective surgery for their bent legs with a high degree of customer satisfaction. If you like to read more about the techniques involved in correcting the limb surgically, please open this PDF on Circular Ring Fixation.