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  • Case Studies about Fractures from West Midlands Veterinary Referrals

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  • Management of broken jaws with mandibulo-maxillary wiring and feeding tube placement

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  • Femur growth plate fractures in juvenile cats

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  • Radial growth plate fracture in a pup

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  • Tibial growth plate fracture in a pup

    Ralph, a 5 month old Yorkie pup, suffered a fracture of the proximal (top) end of his tibia (shin) bone just below his stifle (knee). This fracture involved the growth plate, the cartilage zone from which bone grows and which appears as a black line on x-rays near the ends of the long bones in growing dogs.

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  • Comminuted femoral condylar fracture in a young cat

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  • Femoral capital physis fracture

    Nellie a 5-month-old female Border Collie, destined to be a working sheep dog, managed to break the ball of her femur off the rest of the femur. The fracture occurred through the growth plate.

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