Bìol. Tvarin, 2019, volume 21, issue 2, pp. 35–37


M. Kadaši, P. Marčeková, P. Slovák, V. Hisira, P. Mudroň

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University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice,
Komenského 68/73, Košice, 041 81, Slovak Republic

This article describes a case of peroneal nerve paralysis of left hind limb in 2 month old Holstein calf, weight 60 kg. The final diagnosis of the case was done based on clinical investigation. The severity of the paralysis was based on clinical findings as well as peroneal nerve motor and sensory function. Protective bandage and medical treatment was applied for three weeks. Due to poor prognosis after three week tendon transposition was performed.

The operation was performed in general anaesthesia. Musculus vastus lateralis was dissected at the insertion and musculus extensor digitalis longus and musculus fibularis tertius were dissected at the origin. Ends of tendons were sutured by using the Bunnel suture with 4 simple interrupted sutures around. A bandage was applied to the extremity for three weeks.

Postoperatively, no complications such as suture dehiscence or failure of the tendon anastomosis was seen. After the period of three weeks the bandage was removed and calf was allowed to move freely and put weight on leg correctly.

Results of the case confirm that peroneal paralysis can be successfully treated by a tendon transposition technique.


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