Distal Extremities

Double limb amputation may be a viable alternative to advanced limb-sparing procedures.
Pes varus deformity can be corrected by wedge osteotomy of the distal tibia stabilised by HES.
Metacarpal and phalangeal fractures may be associated with concurrent ligamentous injury.
This is the first reported case of fragmentation of a palmar sesamoid in a cat.
The lateral manus translation provides an alternative limb-sparing technique that does not require an allograft, endoprosthesis, or autograft.
Corrective farriery to improve PADP may be investigated further as one component in the treatment of hindlimb lameness localised to regions proximal to the foot.
Surgical arthrodesis of the PIPJ was successful in most horses of the study population. Various nuances of the system for fracture repair need to be understood prior to its use.
Future identification of the genes/variants that have the most impact on disease risk may allow early recognition of high-risk individuals.