Veterinarians use canine surgery technique to correct wallaby’s hip injury

Veterinarian Mark Rochat of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine fixed the dislocated hip of a wallaby from the Columbian Park Zoo. Dr. Rochat used a Tightrope device to create a new round ligament and re-align the hip joint in a surgery that was successful but challenging because wallaby anatomy differs from that of dogs.

The Exponent (Purdue University)/Purdue News Service (8/18)


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