There are countless configurations or types of fractures that can be incurred by pet animals. Most fractures are the result of trauma and it is imperative that these patients be appropriately medically stabilized prior to attempting any sort of surgical repair.
The selection of the method of surgical stabilization is dependent upon many factors including but not limited to the configuration of the fracture, the bone that is fractured and the age and breed of the patient. Bone plates, screws, pins and wire are the implants most frequently utilized for fracture repair by Alaska Mobile Veterinary Surgery, LLC. All of these implants are made of the highest quality, medical-grade stainless steel. Should your pet require fracture repair, Dr. Priddy will explain what is optimal for your pet.
Potential complications associated with fracture repair included but are not limited to infection, delayed union (taking too long for the bone to heal), non-union (the bone does not heal after a lengthy period of time) and malalignment (bone heals but at an inappropriate angle).