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myAO Knowledge update on Bone Deformity
There are a number of possible causes of bone deformities in animals, the two most common being a genetic disorder and injury (trauma).

Limb deformities can be managed conservatively, by growth acceleration, growth retardation, or in severe or late diagnosed cases by combining these techniques. Once the growth plate has closed, correction can only be achieved by a corrective osteotomy technique.

In this clinical topic roundup, you´ll find an exclusive selection of AOVET´s knowledge gems on bone deformity.
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Related AO Surgery Reference Modules 
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  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Indication


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Recommended publications on Bone Deformity 
Skeletal Manifestations of Heritable Disproportionate Dwarfism in Cats as Determined by Radiography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Lisa M Anderson, Derek B Fox, Kari L Chesney, Joan R Coates, Bryan T Torres, Leslie A Lyons
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, 2021 Sep Read moreRead more ">  


Physeal Injuries and Angular Limb Deformities
Derek B Fox
Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract, 2021 Mar Read moreRead more ">  


Corrective osteotomy and partial tarsal arthrodesis in two greyhounds with calcaneal malunion
Brittany E Abrams, Vincent A Wavreille, Bianca F Hettlich, Laura E Selmic
Vet Surg, 2020 Dec Read moreRead more ">  


Complex angular and torsional deformities (distal femoral malunions)
Preoperative planning using stereolithography and surgical correction with locking plate fixation in four dogs
Michael D DeTora, Randy J Boudrieau
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, 2016 Sep 20 Read moreRead more ">  
Recommended AO upcoming event on Bone Deformity
AO VET NA Masters Course-Principles of Deformity Correction: Thoracic Limb
November 2, 2022 - November 4, 2022
Glendale, Arizona, USA 
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Caroline Plateaux, 
myAO Community Manager

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