Fracture Repair can include something as minute as a toe in a cat to repairing multiple fractures for an animal that was hit by a vehicle. Some injuries can simply occur during regular day to day activities. For example: a small dog may break bones from jumping or falling only a couple feet.
Some repairs may only take 30 minutes, while others may take a few hours; a patient with multiple fractures may require performing surgeries on different days to avoid excessive anesthesia time.
Fracture locations include:
• Radius/ulna (forearm)
• Humerus (upper forelimb)
• Tibia (shin)
• Femur (thighbone)
• Spine (back or neck)
• Feet (Metacarpals, metatarsals, and digits)
Fracture repair techniques to get your pet up and around again include:
• External skeletal fixators
• Bone cement (Polymethylmethacrylate)
• Splint application
• Any combination of the above