Discrepancies in the relative growth of paired bones or trauma to growth plates can cause growth deformities to develop. Growth deformity is most commonly seen in canine forelimb affecting the distal ulnar growth plate. If pain or lameness is associated with a growth deformity, correction may be indicated.
At Wear Referrals, we have extensive experience in the correction of growth deformities. Often, the most accurate way to resolve all components of a growth deformity is with hinged circular fixation.
This technique is an advanced surgical procedure and, as such, we will routinely perform radiographs and CT and have stereolithographic models made of the deformity. This allows us to pre-design and pre-build a frame for correction specific to each patient and we can rehearse the surgery on the model.
This technique dramatically reduces surgical time and increases the accuracy of deformity correction.