A fracture and patient must meet very specific criteria to be a candidate for non-surgical management with a cast or splint. A very common fracture seen in veterinary patients is a break in the lower forelimb bones (radius and ulna), and usually this occurs in small breed dogs. This is a fracture that should always be managed surgically, as studies have shown a very high rate of complications when they are managed non-surgically.
It is recommended that fractures be repaired by those with knowledge of bone biology, healing, and fracture biomechanics, and our board-certified surgeons at VetMED have a great deal of experience and interest in this field.
For more information about fracture repair services at VetMED or if you would like to speak with one of our board-certified surgeons, please call (602) 697-4694 to make an appointment.