Shou Azami- OrthoPets Japan

Shou is a 6.5-year-old MN American Shorthair, who suffered a traumatic fracture and displacement of his right tarsal bones (among other injuries to his pelvic limbs and hips) in 2017. He was initially treated with arthrodesis, but in early 2019 the implant broke....

OrthoPets Case Study: Eileen

Eileen is a standard poodle mix that belongs to Dr. Theresa Wendland, DVM at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Eileen presents with a congenital deformity of right thoracic limb. One of the challenges of congenital deformities is protecting the...

Forelimb Prosthetics – Is My Pet or Patient a Candidate?

In order for a pet/patient to be a candidate for a front leg prosthetic device, there are three minimum requirements needed: 1). The pet/patient needs to have at least 30%-40% of the radius and ulna remaining so that the pet/patient can control the prosthetic. Less...

Hindlimb Prosthetics – Is My Pet or Patient a Candidate?

In order for a pet/patient to be a candidate for a back leg prosthetic device, there are three minimum requirements needed: 1). The pet/patient must have at least 30%-40% of the tibia and fibula remaining so that the patient can control the prosthetic....

Featured Partner Clinic: Walking Paws Rehab (Colorado, USA)

Danyel Wynn DVM, CCRT, cVMA started her career at an equine rehabilitation center for injured or abused horses. She would assist with performing physical therapy on the horses and once healed train them to assist special needs children through hippotherapy. This...