Case: Comminuted femoral condylar fracture in a young cat

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).

This was neatly put back together with a screw and four pins. Cage rest was diligently enforced for 4 weeks by the owner.

We saw Pablo back 4 weeks later and he was using the leg really well. Conscious x-ray showed reliable healing and he was allowed out of his cage and given the freedom to roam round the house.

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