Physeal fracture repair using external coaptation in a heifer

By Watkins, J. P. and Welch, R. D., Agri-Practice, 1990
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A 2-year old Holstein-Friesian heifer suffered a Salter-Harris Type 1 fracture of the distal metatarsal III and IV physis. Under traction, fracture reduction was achieved and a full limb cast was applied. Four months postoperatively the heifer showed no signs of lameness. Nine months postoperatively, she was being shown successfully. Salter-Harris Type I and Type II fractures and their fixation are discussed
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