Case Report

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.

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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:

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Published on
27 Feb 2017
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