by Christina Sierra Garcia, DVM, CVA Madrid, SPAIN
Ron, a lovely 4-year old male Golden Retriever suffered from hyperextension of the carpal joints after a traumatic accident, he was left with severe joint instability. The dog was depressed and unable to stand on his front limbs. After x-rays, ultrasound, and neurological exam, the surgeon decided to pursue bilateral pancarpal arthrodesis with large plates and screws. After surgery, he was treated with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory therapy.