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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Salter-Harris type III
- condylar fracture
- articular fracture