Small Animal Distal Limb Injuries provide the small and mixed animal practitioner with a definitive but practical, step-by-step guide to the management of soft tissue, orthopedic and athletic injuries of the distal limbs in dogs and cats.
Includes specific coverage of injuries that occur from the carpal/tarsal areas to the digits of dogs and cats. All wounds and injuries are covered and all commonly performed management and bandaging techniques are presented as step-by-step black and white line drawings supplemented by before and after photographs. Regional anatomy is presented for orientation. The work is intended to consolidate, in a single volume, all of the applied clinical information needed for the effective management of distal limb injuries and their reconstruction. This book contains medical and surgical guide lines which are not currently available in the veterinary literature. It spans four important areas of small animal practice (wound healing, bandaging, orthopedic trauma and injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons) which are of general interest to every practitioner. It contains up to date information regarding applicable drugs and is heavily illustrated. All three authors are very well known to the veterinary community and active on the meeting circuit.
Of great use to undergraduate veterinary students in the latter years of study and to postgraduate students, as well as all small animal and mixed animal practitioners, trainers and others involved with athletic or working dogs.
Table of Contents
Part One: Soft Tissue Injuries
Chapter 1: Initial Management of Contaminated and Infected Wounds Preliminary Procedures Debridement and Lavage Wound closure Assessment Topical Agents Antibiotics and Antibacteriels Wound Stimulants Tripeptide Copper Complex Other Topical Agents
Chapter 2: Bandages, Splints and Slings Polyurethane Foam Sponges Hydrogels Collagen matrix Nonadherent semiocclusive Pads Adhesive Tape Stirrups Tertiary Bandage Layer Waterproof Adhesive Tape Elastic Adhesive Tape-Pressure Bandage Padding Materials Foam Sponge Padding Stockinette Padding Specialty Appliances Metal Splints Carpal Flexion Splint Velpeau Sling Robinson Sling Chapter 3: Carpal-Metacarpal/Tarsal-Metatarsal Wounds Primary Wound Closure Secondary Wound Closure Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair Wounds With Apposed Edges – No Tension Wounds With Apposable Edges – Tension Various Shaped Wounds Wounds Over The Carpus And Tarsus – Extension Surfaces Wounds With Non Apposable Edges – Potential For Apposition And Relief of Tenstion Related Scars Wounds With No Potential For Apposition Wounds With Exposed Bones And Joints Chapter 4: Paw Wounds Palmar/Plantar Pad Wounds – Pad Surface Deep Abrasion Partial Avulsions And Deep Burns: Bandaging And Splinting Pad Punctures Metacarpal/Metatarsal Pad Loss Pad Replacement – Phalangeal Fillet Feline Pouch Flap Carpal Pad – Single and Bipedicle Advancement Flaps Pad Grafts Feline Mesh Grafts Superficial Interdigital (Web) Lacerations Deep Interdigital Lacerations Digit Orthopedic Wounds Chapter 5: Specific Wounds – Snakebite and Psychogenic Dermatoses Snake Bite Wounds Psychogenic Dermatoses Therapy Chapter 6: Onychectomy, Deep Digital, Flexor Tenectomy and Digit Amputation Onychectomy Feline Deep Digital Flexor Tenectomy Dewclaw Amputation Digit Amputation
Part Two: Orthopedic Injuries
Chapter 7: Orthopedic Injuries of the Tarsal Area Anatomy Ligament and Tendon Injuries Sprain Injury Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Rupture of Both Short and Long Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligaments Diagnosis and Treatment of the Short Lateral Collateral Ligaments of the Tarsus Tarsal Shearing Wounds Treated by Oen Wound Healing, Prosthetic Imbrication and Esternal Fixation Severe Tarsal Shearing Wounds Treated by Early Arthrodesis Using External Fixation Severe Tarsal Shearing Wounds Treated by Delayed Arthrodesis Using Bone Plating Plantar Intertarsal Subluxation and Luxation Dorsal Intertarsal Subluxation Luxation of the Base of the Talus Tarsometatarsal Joint Subluxation Talocalcaneal Luxation Sprain Injury Injury to the Common Calcaneal Tendon Rupture or Laceration of the Common Calcaneal Tendon Avulsion of the Gastrocnemious Tendon Insertion Chronic Calcaneal Tendonitis Gastrocnemious Tears at the Musculotendinous Junction Rupture of the Gastrocnemious Muscle Luxation of the Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Transarticular External Fixation of the Tarsus Malleolar Fractures Distal Tibial Physeal Fractures Fractures of the Tarsal Bones Talus Fractures Chapter 8: Orthopedic Injuries of the Carpal Area Anatomy Hyperextension Injury Collateral Ligament Instability of the Antebrachiocarpal Joint Luxation of the Antebrachiocarpal (Radiocarpal) Joint Milddle Carpal Subluxation Distal Fractures of the Radius and Ulna Distal Radial and Ulnar Fractures: Non-cominuted and Closed Distal Radial and Ulnar Fractures: Cominuted and Open Angular Limb Deformities Radial Carpal Bone Fractures Radial Carpal Bone Luxation Accessory Carpal Bone Fractures Soft Tissue Injury Related to the Accessory Carpal Bone Chapter 9: Orthopedic Injuries to the Metatarsal, Metacarpal and Phalangeal Areas Anatomy Metacarpal and Metatarsal Fractures Phalangeal Fractures Ligamentous Injuries of the Phalanges Sesamoid Fragmentation Part Three: Atheletic and Working Dog Injuries Chapter 10: Athletic and Working Dog Injuries Skin Injuries Bruised Nails Avulsed Nails Pad Injuries Corns Muscle Injuries Interosseous Myositis or Muscle Strain Inter osseous Muscle Tears or Ruptures Synovial Injuries Acute Carpal Synovitis Chronic Carpal Synovitis Toe Dislocations Tendon Injuries Palmar or Plantar Lacerations