Management of quadriceps contracture in a dog using a static flexion apparatus and physiotherapy.

Authors: 
Moores AP, Sutton A.
Volume: 
50
Number: 
5
Pages: 
251-4
Journal: 
JSAP
Date: 
2009 May

A four-month-old golden retriever developed quadriceps contracture following management of a comminuted femoral fracture with an intramedullary pin and cerclage wire. Management involved surgical release of the quadriceps, rigid stabilisation of the fracture, use of a static stifle flexion apparatus and postoperative physiotherapy. The dog returned to full activity with normal stifle function