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MID-SHAFT FEMUR FRACTURE RED KANGAROO

Mid-shaft Femur Fracture Red Kangaroo

Mid-shaft Femur Fracture
Red Kangaroo


Anaesthetic via tail vein, surgery site clipped and sterilised prior to surgery



Proximal femur exposed and elevated

Proximal femur exposed and elevated



Intramedullary pin inserted using an air powered drill

Intramedullary pin inserted using an air powered drill



Distal Fragment aligned prior to driving the pin into the distal fragment

Distal Fragment aligned prior to driving the pin into the distal fragment



Fragments of bone held in place by wires placed around the bone

Fragments of bone held in place by wires placed around the bone



Post operative X-ray showing the intramedullary pin and circlage wire

Post operative X-ray showing the intramedullary pin and circlage wire



Surgery completed, but prior to removal of excess length of pin

Surgery completed, but prior to removal of excess length of pin






Back grazing the next day.

Back grazing the next day. Made an uneventful recovery.
The pin was removed after 7 weeks.




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