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Heidi Radke

Comparative Orthopaedics

I am currently involved in clinical projects investigating various aspects of cruciate disease in dogs including kinematic analysis. Other current projects investigate the biomechanics of proximal tibial fractures in dogs and the biomechanical performance of implants using conventional and computer simulated methods.

Key Publications

Complications of lateral plate fixation compared with tension band wiring and pin or lag screw fixation for calcaneoquartal arthrodesis. Treatment of proximal intertarsal subluxation occurring secondary to non-traumatic plantar tarsal ligament disruption in dogsBarnes DC, Knudsen CS, Gosling M, McKee M, Whitelock RG, Arthurs GI, Ness MG, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs SJ.  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2013;26(6):445-52.

Magnetic resonance imaging features of canine incomplete humeral condyle ossificationPiola V, Posch B, Radke H, Telintelo G, Herrtage ME.Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2012 Sep-Oct;53(5):560-5.

Feline talocrural luxation: a cadaveric study of repair using ligament prostheses. Nicholson I, Langley-Hobbs S, Sutcliffe M, Jeffery N, Radke H. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2012;25(2):116-25

Modification of the cranial closing wedge ostectomy technique for the treatment of canine cruciate disease. Description and comparison with standard technique. Wallace AM, Addison ES, Smith BA, Radke H, Hobbs SJ. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011;24(6):457-62

Early kinematic outcome after treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture by tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in the dog. De Medeiros M, Sánchez Bustinduy M, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs S, Jeffery N. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011;24(3):178-84


 Dr Heidi Radke

University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
ECVS and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)
Director of Studies and Tutor, Girton College

    Plain English

    I am interested in all aspects of orthopaedics in cats and dogs. I am particularly interested in joint surgery including minimal invasive techniques like arthroscopy and get excited about the management of complicated trauma cases.



    Heide Radke is currently accepting PhD student applications. Heidi is also available for consultancy.