A 3-years old dog, Khosama, was admitted to our clinic with hand 5th grade lameness after a car accident.
- Orthopedic examination revealed severe pain at the distal forearm area in addition to crepitating sensation.
- Radiographic examination showed distal diaphyseal transverse fracture ar radius and ulna.
- Hematological examination had normal parameters except for elevated ALT liver enzyme.
- Surgical interference was indicated (Internal fixation by bone platting; 3.5 DCP plate was used) through a craniolateral incision over the radius bone.
- Cage restriction was indicated
- Systemic antibiotics and anti-inflammatories was indicated for 10 days postoperatively.
Follow up three weeks postoperatively:
- Khosama was able again to use his hand