Type 1B external fixation of a metacarpal fracture in an alpaca
Staudte, K.L. and Gibson, N.R. (2003) Type 1B external fixation of a metacarpal fracture in an alpaca. Australian Veterinary Journal, 81 (5). pp. 265-267.
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External skeletal fixation can be used in small ruminants as a successful, economic, alternative to internal fixation. In this case report, a type 1B frame was used on an alpaca to salvage a comminuted metacarpal fracture after failed internal fixation. Positioning the frame on the caudal aspect of the limb allowed full carpal flexion for kneeling and hence normal use of the limb throughout the recovery period. Complete healing occurred without further complications.
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