Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal humerus in two dogs

G. M. Hayes*, H. Radke, S. J. Langley-Hobbs

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    Abstract

    Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal humerus in a four-month-old male Labrador Retriever and a male crossbreed dog (estimated to be 3.5-months-old) are reported. Both fractures were treated with open reduction and interfragmentary compression by lag screw fixation. Both fractures healed and full limb use was regained at four weeks postoperatively.

    The occurrence of this unusual fracture type may be related to the physeal closure pattern of the distal humeral physis, and a different mechanism of injury compared to the more common Salter-Harris type IV fracture seen in this region.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)478-482
    Number of pages5
    JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    Volume24
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Salter-Harris type III
    • condylar fracture
    • articular fracture
    • GROWTH-ARREST
    • CONDYLE
    • INJURIES
    • CLOSURE
    • REPAIR
    • PLATE

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