Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal

 

Type 1 Achilles tendon rupture caused by grooming trauma in a young dog

M. Isaka1,*, M. Befu1, N. Matsubara1, M. Ishikawa1, H. Aono2 and S. Namba1

1Marble Veterinary Medical Center, 4-1-6 Ishikawa, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan 252-0815

2Aono Pet Clinic, 31-2 Fukawa, Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan 250-0052

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Abstract

Achilles tendon rupture is uncommon in small animal practice. A 9-month-old, female, mixed breed dog (weighing 2.2kg) was referred to our hospital with a primary complaint of right hind limb lameness. Complete right Achilles tendon rupture was diagnosed by physical examination and radiography. The tendon was surgically repaired the next day by using a three-loop and single near-far-far-near suture methods. Complete healing was achieved by 97 days post-surgery. This report describes the surgical technique used for complete Achilles tendon rupture repair in a young dog.

Keywords: Achilles tendon, Dog, Rupture.

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Cite this paper:

Isaka, M., Befu, M., Matsubara, N., Ishikawa, M., Aono, H. and Namba, S. 2014. Type 1 Achilles tendon rupture caused by grooming trauma in a young dog. Open Vet. J. 4(1), 56-58.