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Distal radial and ulnar fracture in a 1.7kg toy breed dog
This dog fell out of his owners arms and fractured his front leg. At 1.7kgs this is the smallest orthopaedic procedure we have done at jubilee vets. The numbers on the X-ray are cms to give you an idea of scale.
Small bones like this can fail to heal because of the size and poor blood supply so it is vital the bones are held together tightly with a bone plate and screws. This is a 2 mm plate and you can see the size of it relative to a bic pen.
The dog was rested strictly for 1 month and went on to make a full recovery.
Post surgical X-ray showing plate position. Perfect reduction.