Plate fixation of distal diaphyseal fracture in a Greyhound Dog

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.
Pain and crepitating sound during orthopedic examination
Fig., (1) Showed preoperative radiographic examination


  • Surgical interference was indicated (Internal fixation by bone platting; 3.5 DCP plate was used) through a craniolateral incision over the radius bone.
Intraoperative View
Intraoperative view during plate fixation with screws
Fig., (3) showed postoperative bone plate fixation after successful reduction of both radius and ulna fracture

Postoperative care:

  • 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