Dr. Phil Zeltzman’s Blog
Shattered femur causes problems for German Shepherd
Harper, a 6 month old female German Shepherd, had a small problem.
Lots of small problems actually.
Her femur, or thigh bone, was shattered. You can see two large pieces at the break, and multiple small pieces in the middle.
I performed a surgical repair at Berks Animal and Emergency Center & Referral Center, using 1 pin, 2 wires, 9 screws, a stainless steel plate, and a bone graft! You can see the fractures and the repairs in the x-ray images below.
After 6 weeks of strict confinement, it was time to play in the snow!