Surgical management of transverse supracondylar fracture in a Labrador retriever
Ramu V, Praveen Raj M and Hemanth Kumar R
A seven-month-old male Labrador Retriever was presented with the history that it fell into a well and was not bearing weight on right hindlimb. Physical examination revealed pain on palpation, abnormal mobility, and crepitus of the right stifle joint. Radiological examination revealed transverse supracondylar fracture of femur. Surgical correction under general anaesthesia was resorted to. A craniolateral skin incision was made on the stifle joint to expose the joint cavity. The fractured fragments were reduced and stabilized using intramedullary pinning. Cross pinning was performed through the condyles using two Krischner wires. Modified Robert Jones bandaging was done as an external co-aptation technique. Routine postoperative therapy was provided.
How to cite this article:
Ramu V, Praveen Raj M, Hemanth Kumar R. Surgical management of transverse supracondylar fracture in a Labrador retriever. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(5):1410-1411.