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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Dr. Heidi Radke

Dr. Heidi Radke

University Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery

ECVS and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Orthopaedics)

Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine for Girton College

Areas of interest:

Small animal orthopaedics

Fracture biomechanics

Minimally invasive orthopaedic techniques

Heidi Radke is accepting applications for PhD students.

Heidi Radke is available for consultancy.

Subject groups/Research projects

Comparative Pathobiology:

Research Interests

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. 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

  • Sanchez-Bustinduy M, Alves de Medeiros M, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs SJ, McKinley TJ, Jeffery ND. Comparison of kinematic variables in defining lameness caused by clinical rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs. Veterinary Surgery 2010 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Nicholson I, Wyatt J, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs SJ. Treatment of caudal mandibular fracture and temporomandibular joint fracture-luxation using a bi-gnathic encircling and retaining device. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2010 23(2): 102-108.
  • Langley-Hobbs SJ, Meeson RL, Hamilton MH, Radke H, Lee K. Feline ilial fractures: a prospective study of dorsal plating and comparison with lateral plating. Veterinary Surgery 2009 38(3):334-42.