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A Guide to Canine and Feline Orthopaedic Surgery

This successful book, first published in 1980 and now in its fourth edition, provides a rapid reference guide for veterinary students and busy practitioners trying to keep pace with current trends in small animal orthopaedic surgery. The new edition retains the same practical approach but has been completely re-written and updated. The illustrations have also undergone a major overhaul and the many line drawings are now combined with photographs and radiographs to
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Table of Contents

Preface V SECTION 1 GENERAL 1 1 Fracture healing 3 2 Bone grafts 18 3 Healing of soft tissue injuries 24 4 Osteochondrosis 31 5 Intervertebral disc disease and spinal cord injury 35 SECTION 2 JOINT DISEASE 39 6 Classification and investigation of joint disease 41 7 Osteoarthritis 52 8 Immune-mediated polyarthritides 64 9 Infective (septic) arthritis 73 10 Joint-related neoplasia 77 SECTION 3 FRACTURE MANAGEMENT 81 11 Classification of fractures 83 12 Options in fracture management 87 13 Fracture complications 132 14 Open fractures 152 15 Treating fractures in immature patients 155 SECTION 4 THE SKULL AND SPINE 161 16 The skull 163 17 Neurological examination 175 18 Differential diagnosis 184 19 Further investigation of spinal diseases 186 20 Peripheral nerve injury 201 21 Spinal fractures and luxations 206 22 Atlantoaxial subluxation 217 23 Cervical disc disease 223 24 Cervical spondylopathy 231 25 Thoracolumbar disc disease 246 26 Lumbosacral disease 263 27 Discospondylitis 278 28 Neoplasia of the vertebral column 283 29 Miscellaneous conditions of the spine 286 SECTION 5 THE FORELIMB 299 30 Examination and differential diagnosis of forelimb lameness 301 31 The shoulder 303 32 The humerus 341 33 The elbow 363 34 The radius and ulna 389 35 The carpus 409 36 The manus 425 37 Forelimb amputation 433 SECTION 6 THE HINDLIMB 437 38 Examination and differential diagnosis of hindlimb lameness 439 39 The pelvis 441 40 The hip 455 41 The femur 495 42 The stifle 512 43 The tibia and fibula 554 44 The tarsus 575 45 The pes 598 46 Hindlimb amputation 599 SECTION 7 MISCELLANEOUS ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS 601 47 Nutritional bone disease 603 48 Non-nutritional bone disease 607 49 Myopathies 613 50 Peripheral neuropathies 616 51 Bone neoplasia 618 Index 627

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Hamish Denny and Steven Butterworth


though there are a fair number of orthopaedic textbooks in the marketplace, I would recommend this one for its practical approach, readability and thoroughness. Being a hardback, its cost is slightly higher than its predecessor's, but it has undergone considerable expansion and, at GBP55, still represents very good value for money. Even the most experienced surgeon will be able to glean useful practical advice from this book."The Veterinary Record

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