This handbook covers the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of
conditions affecting the locomotor system in small animals. The 4th
edition presents up-to-date information on various types of fractures
and methods of fixation, lameness and joint surgery, and musculoskeletal
diseases. Other key topics include: acute and chronic bone infections;
transplantation, plating, wiring, and pinning techniques; bone grafting;
reconstructive joint surgery; and osteochondrosis.
Clear, concise coverage covers the pathology, diagnostic
work-up, surgical indications and planning, surgical approach, surgical
techniques, complications, and follow-up recommendations for the most
common orthopedic conditions.
Step-by-step line drawings clearly illustrate different types
of fractures and demonstrate the surgical procedures used to affect
repairs - detail that can’t be conveyed in clinical photographs.
Anatomical organization provides quick access to information on both fractures and other conditions for each region of the body.