Small animal orthopaedics. The hindlimb
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Small animal orthopaedics. The hindlimb

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This book describes, with the help of high-quality images, the different surgical techniques used to treat the main orthopaedic conditions affecting the hindlimbs in cats and dogs. Drawing from their experience, the authors provide practical information on how to plan and perform these surgical procedures and how to manage patients postoperatively.

Ignacio Calvo


Ignacio graduated in veterinary medicine from the University of Córdoba (Spain) in 2000. After a training period at the Complutense University of Madrid, he undertook a rotating internship and residency in small animal surgery (orthopaedics) at the University of Glasgow (United Kidngom). He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Surgery (CertSAS) in 2009 and the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery (Dipl ECVS) in 2012. In 2016 he received his PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid for his work on the tibial tuberosity advancement procedure. Ignacio has worked at the vet schools of the universities of Glasgow and Dublin and at Fitzpatrick Referrals (United Kingdom). He is currently the Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital Veterinario Vetsia in Leganés, Madrid. He is the musculoskeletal section editor of BMC Veterinary Research (impact factor 1.9), as well as a member of the AOVET European board and the AOVET international education commission.

Felipe De Vicente


Felipe graduated in veterinary medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 2003 and was awarded a PhD from the same university in 2009. He completed a rotating internship at Glasgow University in 2008 and a small animal surgery residency at University College Dublin in 2012. He was awarded the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery from the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2014, and became an RCVS-recognised specialist in this discipline in 2016. Felipe has worked in private referral hospitals in the United Kingdom, and has been Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the University of Glasgow and Senior Lecturer and Head of Service of the Orthopaedic Department at the University of Liverpool. Since September 2018 he has been working as a specialist in surgery at Pride Veterinary Centre, a referral centre in Derby (England), and at Hospital Veterinario Puchol in Madrid (Spain).

Miguel Solano


Miguel graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in 2007. After a year working in a referral emergency centre in Barcelona, he moved to the UK in July 2008 where he undertook a surgical internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals, gaining extensive experience in all aspects of small animal orthopaedics and neurosurgery. Following his interest in small animal surgery, he moved to Cambridge to take up a one-year junior training scholarship at the University of Cambridge before completing a three-year European College of Veterinary Surgeons-approved residency programme in small animal surgery at Fitzpatrick referrals and VRCC (UK). Miguel became a diplomate of the ECVS in February 2015. He continues to work as a senior clinician at Fitzpatrick Referrals combining a very busy case load with clinical research.

Josep Aisa


Josep graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1999. After several years working as a veterinary clinician in Spain and the UK, in 2007 he undertook a rotating internship at Davies Veterinary Specialists in the UK. He then spent two years in a hospital in London before starting, in 2011, his residency in small animal surgery at University College Dublin (Ireland). From 2014 to 2018, Josep worked as a lecturer and specialist in small animal orthopaedics and soft tissue surgery at the University of Glasgow (Scotland). In 2018 he joined the surgery team at North Downs specialist referrals in South East England and will be joining the University of Tennessee in 2019. He is an ECVS and RCVS-recognised specialist in small animal surgery.

1. The hip

Standard approach to the hip joint


Close reduction

Hip toggle

Iliofemoral suture

Transarticular pin

Hip dysplasia

Femoral head and neck excision

Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

2. The stifle

Patellar luxation

Trochlear groove deepening procedures

Block recession trochleoplasty

Wedge recession trochleoplasty

Trochlear chondroplasty

Tibial tuberosity transposition

Soft-tissue techniques

Cranial cruciate ligament disease

Cranial cruciate ligament anatomy and function

Clinical history, physical examination and diagnosis

Surgical and nonsurgical management

Extracapsular repair for management of cranical cruciate ligament disease

Tibial tuberosity advancement

Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy

Cranial closing wedge osteotomy

Meniscal pathology and treatment

Diagnosis of meniscal injuries

Surgical techniques

Meniscal inspection: medial and lateral arthrotomy

Medial meniscal release

Meniscal surgery

3. The tarsus

Common calcaneal tendon mechanism and injury repair

Surgical techniques

Chronic common calcaneal tendon mechanism injury

Acute injuries of the common calcaneal tendon mechanism

Luxation of the tarsal joint

Types of luxations

Tibiotarsal subluxation and luxation

Intertarsal subluxation and luxation

Tarsometatarsal subluxation and luxation

Surgical management

Malleolar fracture repair

Transarticular external skeletal fixation in the tarsal joint

Partial and pantarsal arthrodesis

  • Autor/es Felipe de Vicente Collado, Ignacio Calvo Bermejo, Josep Aisa Roig, Miguel Ángel Solano Nicolás
  • Fecha de edición diciembre 2019
  • Nº Páginas 136
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 22 X 28
  • Idioma Inglés

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