Pet fractures refer to the break or crack in a pet’s bone. Fractures can occur due to various reasons, such as trauma, falls, accidents, or underlying medical conditions.
The bone is broken into two or more pieces.
The bone is partially cracked but not completely broken.
The broken bone pierces through the skin.
The broken bone does not penetrate the skin.
Internal fixation surgery in pets uses implants to stabilise fractured bones, align broken fragments, and provide stability for optimal healing.
Internal Fixation Procedure:
An incision is made over or near the fracture site to gain access to the broken bone.
The broken bone fragments are carefully manipulated and aligned, a process known as “reduction,” to restore proper anatomical alignment.
Various types of implants, such as plates, screws, pins, or wires, are used to stabilise the fractured bones.
Once the fracture is stable and fixed into place, the incision is closed with sutures.