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24 September 2009
Not only is she a great writer and a pawesome vet, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sarah Boston's new limb sparing (shortening) surgical procedure is now published and ready for prime time!
Limb shortening as a strategy for limb sparing treatment of appendicular osteosarcoma of the distal radius in a dog.
A 14-year-old, female spayed Labrador Retriever with an osteosarcoma of the right distal radius and a pathological fracture. A previous mast cell tumor had been treated 5 years prior to presentation with marginal excision and a full-course radiation over the right metacarpal bones. The dog had received 2 doses of palliative radiation just prior to presentation.
And a video showing the patient:
Early next year we will have Dr. Boston on Tripawd Talk Radio to discuss the procedure in more detail. This is exciting stuff!
Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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22 February 2013
EXCIR STUFF INDEED!!! 🙂 Look at that sweet "seasoned" gal walking on all FOURS!! Five days after surgery and to be 14 1/2 uears young as well??? WOW!! I hope I walk that well at 100!!!
Itsw soooo uplifting to nave legitimw progress...real, hard core, legitimate progress!! Options in lieu of amputation...yep, exciting stuff aleight! 🙂
Thanks Jerry. And we look forward to the podcast!
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!