Nearly Bionic - How Huxley Was Reconstructed 

 Huxley is a Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen, nearly 3 years old, he is a lovely hound dog.  Unfortunately, Huxley’s front legs have developed at slightly odd angles leading to pain in the elbows after even mild exercise.  Lida Vets is fortunate to have access to the services of a European specialist in orthopaedic surgery.  Huxley has had life changing surgery to correct the deformity in his legs, his final operation was performed at Lida Vets in March 2016 and he is recovering well.  The surgery involved removing a carefully calculated wedge from his radius and making a cut in the ulna, then closing the bones using an external fixator to hold every in place.  The fixator requires twice daily cleaning maintenance, thankfully Huxley belongs to one of our veterinary surgeons and so is in good hands!  We hope to be removing the fixator at the end of May, watch this space for an update. 

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