Pelvic fractures are common in cats and so veterinary surgeons will often be faced with having to manage this type of fracture. Historically, there has been a tendency to say that cats do fine if you just put them on cage rest for six weeks; however, this is outdated and old fashioned advice. There is no doubt that surgery gives a more predictable, comfortable outcome, and a quicker return to function for cats than would be seen with conservative management. This article provides a guide to the decision-making process around pelvic fractures in cats and the available options for fixation.
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