Fracture Repair

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)
•    Pelvis
•    Spine (back or neck)
•    Joints
•    Feet (Metacarpals, metatarsals, and digits)

Fracture repair techniques to get your pet up and around again include:

•    Plates
•    Screws
•    Pins
•    Wires
•    External skeletal fixators
•    Bone cement (Polymethylmethacrylate)
•    Splint application
•    Any combination of the above