Luna is a 5 month old kitten who was taken to our emergency service in June because she had suddenly become very lame on her left front leg. She was given pain relief and x-rays confirmed that she had broken the humerus bone in her leg.
We sent the x-rays to Hannes Bergmann, a specialist veterinary consultant who visits Cogges to treat orthopaedic cases on our behalf. He recommended surgical fixation of Luna’s fracture. This is a tricky procedure in a young animal that is still growing.
Surgery was carried out 2 days later. As you can see from the x-rays a metal pin and wires were used to hold the bone in the correct position.
Luna recovered very well from her surgery. Post operative x-rays show good healing; the metal fixings will stay in Luna’s leg.