Use of the Ilizarov method of distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of radial hemimelia in a dog.

@article{Rahal2005UseOT,
  title={Use of the Ilizarov method of distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of radial hemimelia in a dog.},
  author={Sheila C Rahal and Reinaldo dos Santos Volpi and Renata B Ciani and Luiz Carlos Vulcano},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={226 1},
  pages={65-8, 52}
}
A 6-month-old female crossbred dog with unilateral radial hemimelia was treated with a circular external fixator. During the first surgery, the dog underwent transverse osteotomy through the distal ulnar physis and rotation of the distal ulnar fragment (epiphysis) together with the forepaw in a lateral direction to achieve contact with the end of the… CONTINUE READING