Angular Limb Deformities in Dogs & Cats

Angular limb deformities are orthopedic conditions primarily affecting dogs, and a wide variety of these deformities can occur. The class of angular limb deformities covers bone growth disturbances that develop when the growth plate of a growing bone is damaged, making this a problem that affects young, growing animals. The lower limbs (Radius/Ulna, Tibia/Fibula) are most often affected. At West Suburban Animal Hospital, our Board Certified Veterinarian, Dr. Gary Thompson, is highly skilled in the procedures used to correct these issues.

Have you been referred to West Suburban Animal Hospital for a consultation on your pet’s angular limb deformity? Please don’t forget to read the Referral Policy and bring these important things with you to your visit:

  • Any recent radiographs or blood work from your family veterinarian
  • Any current medications your pet is taking
  • A completed Referral Form

Need to set up your consultation? Call us at (419) 841-4745 for more information.

wrapping dogs leg on floor
wrapping dogs leg on floor

How are Angular Limb Deformities Corrected?

Surgery to correct angular limb deformities involves cutting the bone to realign segments, and placement of a bone plate to help facilitate healing.

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