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Dealing with pelvic fractures in cats
  1. James Grierson


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there has been a tendency to say that cats do fine if you just put them on cage rest for six weeks; however, this is outdated and old fashioned advice.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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