Bilateral pes valgus in an Anatolian Sheepdog

Altunatmaz K. , Ozsoy S. , Guzel O.

VETERINARY AND COMPARATIVE ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.241-244, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1160/vcot-06-10-0083
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.241-244


A 15-month-old, male, Anatolian Sheepdog weighing 45 kg, was admitted with uneven stance in both hind-legs, a condition it had had since the age of six months. Radiographs of both hindlimbs revealed lateral deviation of 26 degrees in the distal metaphysis of the left tibia and 32 degrees in the distal metaphysis of the right tibia. Corrective osteotomy was used to treat the deformity. Both tibias were aligned with the closed wedge osteotomy and a suitably curved plate was placed on both bones. In the assessment prior to the removal of both plates, it was determined that a valgus deformation of 6 degrees was still present. However, this did not affect the gait, nor did it have on abnormal effect on the cosmetic appearance. It was concluded that if corrective osteotomy is performed before any degenerative changes have token place, the outcome will be successful.