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Fusion podoplasty for the management of chronic pedal conditions in seven dogs and one cat.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22058371     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight animals underwent fusion podoplasties for the treatment of chronic interdigital furunculosis (n=3), ectrodactyly (n=1), digit abnormalities associated with tendonectomy (n=1), redundant indertigital skin (n=1), conformational deformity (n=1), and necrotizing fasciitis of the paw (n=1). Median duration of bandaging was 14 days, and median duration of hospitalization was 5 days. Four dogs had dehiscence, which occurred at a mean time of 11 days after surgery. Clinical abnormalities necessitating podoplasty resolved in six animals and improved in two. Six animals had normal ambulation and two dogs had slight weight-bearing lameness after a median follow-up time of 29 mo. Fusion podoplasty may be recommended as a salvage procedure for the treatment of various chronic pedal diseases in dogs and cats.
Lysimachos G Papazoglou; Gary W Ellison; James P Farese; Jamie R Bellah; Alastair R Coomer; Daniel D Lewis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1547-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-07     Completed Date:  2012-03-01     Revised Date:  2012-04-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415027     Medline TA:  J Am Anim Hosp Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e199-205     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Cat Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Chronic Disease
Dog Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Foot Diseases / surgery,  veterinary*
Lameness, Animal
Limb Salvage / veterinary

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