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Companion Animal Practice
Arthrodesis in the dog
  1. Jonathan Dyce

    Jonathan Dyce graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1989. He continued his training there as a small animal orthopaedic surgeon, gaining the diploma in small animal orthopaedics in 1994. Currently, he is studying for a PhD in joint resurfacing at the Strangeways Research Laboratory, Cambridge.


ARTHRODESIS is the irreversible osseous fusion of a joint undertaken as a salvage procedure to restore acceptable limb function. The aims of this article are to review the principles of arthrodesis, identify potential complications and assist the surgeon to advise on appropriate arthrodesis.

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