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Companion Animal Practice
Fracture management in small animal practice
  1. Chris Shales

    Chris Shales graduated from Cambridge in 2000 and, having spent two years in practice, returned there as a surgical resident in 2002. He subsequently spent a year as a clinical surgeon at the Queen's Veterinary School Hospital before taking up a post at Bristol University in small animal orthopaedics where he currently works. He holds the European College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma in small animal surgery and the RCVS certificate in small animal surgery.

2. Assessment and planning

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AN article in the June issue of In Practice discussed the triage and stabilisation of the small animal fracture patient, and outlined how to assess the initial radiographs. This article describes the steps and decisions involved in fracture planning, and reviews the options available for repair.

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