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  • External fixator to fix a horrible radius and ulna fracture in a cat

This was a challenging fracture and many might have considered amputation as a realistic treatment choice.

With open fractures, placing buried metalwork like plates carries the risk of harbouring infection. So Maciej reduced the fracture (put it back together) and did a nice job of fixing it with a hybrid external fixator with rings and linear rods linking various pins that were inserted into the radius and the ulna.

The post-op radiographs looked very pleasing. We couldn’t have hoped for better reduction.

Kwazii was discharged to the owner’s care and will spend the next few weeks in a cage while we monitor the progress of healing.

30th January 2016

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