A 6 months old Sight hound sustained a low impact comminuted humeral fracture. Repair with double (Cranial and lateral) contoured 2.7mm DCPs.

The large oblique cranial fragment presents a challenge, requiring incorporation within the stabilisation.

A smaller distal fragment is also present, preventing reconstruction of the full circumference. Had the fracture not been comminuted, the oblique, mid diaphyseal nature in a young healthy animal would have potentially been repairable with classic pin and cerclage wire, or pin and external fixator.

The distal extent of the fragmentation actually present would compromise security of any sort of pin, so a plate:rod was deemed inappropriate.

X-ray fractured dog leg at A30 Referrals Penmellyn Vets Dr Colin Whiting

Looks like a bomb went off inside the leg!!! Good job you like jigsaws. Nice job.

Alex

X-ray fractured dog leg at A30 Referrals Penmellyn Vets Dr Colin Whiting
X-ray fractured dog leg at A30 Referrals Penmellyn Vets Dr Colin Whiting
X-ray fractured dog leg at A30 Referrals Penmellyn Vets Dr Colin Whiting

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