Therapeutic ultrasound as an aid in tibial fracture management in a dog
- J. Heremans
- E. de Bakker
- B. Van Ryssen
- Y. Samoy
A six-year-old, male, neutered Bernese mountain dog was presented with acute left hind limb lameness. Based on the symptoms, orthopedic examination and radiographic evaluation, a cranial cruciate ligament rupture was diagnosed. Surgical treatment with TTA Rapid was performed with good result. At two weeks postoperatively, the dog developed a fracture of the proximal tibia, due to excessive activity. Conservative treatment consisting of a splint and rest was advised. Physiotherapeutic ultrasonography and exercises were started to stimulate bone healing. After eight sessions, the dog was clinically much better, and radiographs showed a good evolution with a clear callus. Follow-up controls confirmed the progressive evolution.
How to Cite:
Heremans, J. & de Bakker, E. & Van Ryssen, B. & Samoy, Y., (2017) “Therapeutic ultrasound as an aid in tibial fracture management in a dog”, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 86(1), 29-34. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/vdt.v86i1.16301