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Delayed union femur fracture treated with laser therapy to stimulate bone healing

Author: Lisa Miller, DVM, CCRT

In this article, read about how a 1-year-old, spayed female mixed-breed dog recovered from a delayed union femur fracture with the aid of laser therapy.  The patient was referred to Arlington Park Veterinary Services, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where laser therapy was instituted to attempt to stimulate bone healing and assist with pain relief before further surgery with possible bone grafting.

About the author(s)

Lisa Miller, DVM, CCRT

Veterinary Medical Director
Companion Animal Health

Dr. Lisa Miller is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation in 2003, Dr. Miller completed an internship in internal medicine and then became certified in canine rehabilitation therapy at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute.  Working in a large referral practice, she practiced canine rehabilitation, sports medicine, neurological rehabilitation and acupuncture for several years before returning to general small animal practice.

Always maintaining an interest in the canine athlete/performance dog, Dr. Miller is also active on the health committees for two purebred dog breed clubs. Dr Miller is a horse owner and enthusiastic equestrian.

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