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.
Looks like a bomb went off inside the leg!!! Good job you like jigsaws. Nice job.
Another update, another Daisy! This time, a 5month old Chihuahua who had sustained a radius & ulna fracture
“My dog, Saffie had TPLO performed by Colin on both of her rear legs”
Superb nursing and patient care values, inspirational colleagues