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Fracture through the weaker cartilage growth plate that is situated at the end of the femur (thigh bone) is relatively common in juvenile cats. These can occur following trauma within the house with the high-jinks that young cats get up to, or after accidents outside, such as road traffic accidents etc.
Dodo, an 8 month old French Bulldog, suffered a fracture of a forelimb during play. The bones of the forelimb are the radius and the ulna, and the fracture affected the growth plates of the radius and the ulna, from which these bones grow.
We often see tibial (shin) bone fractures in cats, and these are often at the lower end of the tibia.
Beau, a gentle middle aged Staffordshire Bull Terrier bitch, was mauled in the park by another dog in an unprovoked attack that left the accompanying owners with bite wounds.
Reggie, a working spaniel suffered a fractured jaw. The mandible (lower jaw) was broken on both sides
Pelvic fractures are common injuries after road traffic accidents in dogs and cats. The pelvis almost always breaks in at least two places and usually more.
Star, a much loved working dog and also a family pet from a sheep farm in the Welsh valleys was involved in a road traffic accident on the farm.
This young dog suffered a tricky distal tibial fracture with limited soft bone at the lower end of the tibia (shin bone). It was fixed with a hybrid external fixator using a circular ring.
Tilly is 18 years old, and as sweet and gentle a cat as you’ll ever find. She likes nothing more that going out to the end of the drive to see the school kids passing by each morning and evening.
Ronnie, a young Bengal cat, had a close encounter of the low flying TV kind and presented to us on Friday 13th
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.
Kwazii presented with a comminuted (shattered), open (soft tissue wounds connecting the fracture to the outside) fracture of the radius and ulna (bones of the forearm).
This cat had a fracture-luxation between the metatarsal bones and the tarsal bones (bones of the foot and of the ankle respectively).
Interlocking nails are an innovation in fracture fixation that came from WWII, and they were a closely guarded military secret at that time because they got injured German pilots back into the air faster than ours!
Pablo, a cat presented to us with a tricky fracture of the femur (thigh bone). The bottom end that forms part of the knee joint was comminuted (multiple fragments).
We see loads of these cases, especially in Springer Spaniels and also in French Bulldogs, in increasing numbers as this breed is becoming more popular.
Dressings / casts / splints often seem like a really good, economic, minimally invasive and simple way to immobilise fractures, but there are some issues relating to casts or splints that make them less than ideal:
This right articular proximal ulna fracture occurred outside of the house in unknown circumstances about a week before presentation.
A mandibular (jaw) fracture occurred during a fracas with another dog.
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