Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2536-7099
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/JASVM
Start Year: 2016

Management of peroneal nerve paralysis in a three month old puppy using a tendon transplantation technique   |   Article Number: 1C9940C02   |   Vol.2 (1) - February 2017

Received Date: 16 November 2016   |   Accepted Date: 04 January 2017  |   Published Date: 28 February 2017

Authors:  J. O. Omamegbe* and A. V. Okorie

Keywords: management, Neuropathy, peripheral, peroneal, prognosis, tendon, transplantation.

A severe right hind limb paralysis due to injury to the peroneal (fibular) nerve was characterized by knuckling of the paw, over extension of the hock, dragging of the limb and excoriations on the dorsum of the digits. Management of the case therapeutically and conservatively over a period of three weeks was not rewarding. The case was eventually and successfully   managed by the relocation of the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) to the long digital extensor tendon (LDET). The surgical procedure was relatively easy. However, the post-operative management and retraining of the puppy to enable it use the flexor tendon as an extensor was difficult and protracted but was successful. The puppy regained normal limb placement and near normal gait about two months postoperatively. It was eventually discharged after three and half months of management.

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