Surgical management of bilateral diaphyseal femoral fracture in a dog: A case report
Marwa SK, Dr. Raghunath M, Kumar RVS and Srilatha Ch.
A Dobermann pup of age 4 months was presented with history of automobile accident. The dog was unable to stand on both the hindlimbs with pain and crepitus at both the thigh regions. Radiographic examination revealed bilateral oblique and displaced femoral fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation was done with simple intramedullary pinning for both the hindlimbs. Postoperatively, both the limbs were externally supported by applying Robert Jones bandaging. The dog started complete weight bearing in the 2nd postoperative week and complete radiographic union was noticed by 8th week. Haemato-biochemical parameters viz. haemoglobin (Hb), total erythrocyte count (TEC), total leukocyte count (TLC) and differential leukocyte count (DLC) and serum calcium, phosphorus, alkaline phosphatase, C-reactive protein (CRP) and creatine kinase (CK) were analysed. The clinical outcome was excellent with normal limb function.
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Marwa SK, Dr. Raghunath M, Kumar RVS and Srilatha Ch.. Surgical management of bilateral diaphyseal femoral fracture in a dog: A case report. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 264-266.