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Glenoidectomy for treatment of a comminuted scapular fracture in a cat

Preston, T.J. and Hosgood, G. (2015) Glenoidectomy for treatment of a comminuted scapular fracture in a cat. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports, 1 (2).

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Case summary
This case report describes the surgical technique used and clinical outcome of a 15-year-old neutered female cat that had a comminuted fracture of the right glenoid and scapular neck secondary to a gunshot injury that was treated with glenoidectomy.

Relevance and novel information
Good clinical outcomes are possible with removal of the glenoid for treatment of comminuted fractures of the scapulohumeral joint. Glenoidectomy is a viable alternative to amputation in cats with normal neurovascular supply to the affected limb. Persistent functional, pain-free lameness, muscle hypertrophy and changes in shoulder range of motion are to be expected.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: SAGE
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