Our nurse Bryher with Tilley the Yorkie who took a jump too far and broke her right radius and ulna. She was referred from Saltash yesterday had a 1.5mm T plate placed yesterday and is toddling home today.

Distal radial fractures of toy breeds are relatively common; they require rigid internal fixation to achieve bone healing as the collateral vasculature is relatively poor. We stock a range of 2mm and 1.5mm implants to treat these little chaps, and prognosis following repair is generally very good.

Review radiographs at c. 8 weeks to check bone healing are advisable before increasing exercise, and these can commonly be performed back with referring vets.

x ray of plate on dog ulna a30 referrals
Nurse at Penmellyn vets with patient Yorkie wearing large elizabethan collar on consulting room table

Double Trouble for Bryn who returned for a second operation

It all started when Bryn’s owner took the lovely boy out for a walk one day, he was happily running around when he suddenly went very lame. Bryn’s owner took him to their local vet, they referred him to Colin Whiting at A30 referrals.

After x-rays confirmed the break, Colin performed an operation to plate the fractured hind leg. The break was just below the knee, in a bone called the tibia.

Bryn did very well and went home with a very happy owner. Two weeks later Bryn is back to have a check over you surmise; but no – unlucky Bryn has done exactly the same thing to his other leg!

X ray fratcured tibia dog leg showing repair with plates and screws at A30 referrals

Colin and team again repair the identical fracture with a plate and after a few days recovery Bryn goes home again. This time he makes it back for his check up without any more mishaps and as you can see he is doing very well!

I had a quick word with Bryn’s owner in our waiting room she told me “Colin has been great and Bryn and I had very good care from all the staff. Bryn is recovering well from his two broken legs, I am now looking forward to getting Bryn out for walks again, and it’s not been easy keeping a young pup quiet”.

Good luck Bryn no more double trouble for you we hope!

Bryn Whippet with red collar at Penmellyn vets
X ray badly fractured dog tibia at A30 referrals

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