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J Vet Clin 2018; 35(6): 266-268

https://doi.org/10.17555/jvc.2018.12.35.6.266

Published online December 31, 2018

Successful Treatment of Ulna Fracture in a Small Raptor

Taeil Kim1, Hyo-Hoon Jeong1, Donghak Choi2, Sungho Yun1, Young-Sam Kwon1

1College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 2Dongin Animal Hospital

Copyright © The Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics.

Abstract

A wild Falco tinnunculus, which is a small raptor, was rescued and presented due to immobilization. On physical examination, a left ulnar fracture was detected, which was reduced with an intramedullary (IM) pin and soft bandaging. Passive range of motion (PROM) exercises were then conducted to prevent complications such as ankylosis. The raptor was released into the wild four weeks postoperatively. We suggest that IM pinning with bandaging and appropriate PROM exercises may effectively treat ulnar fractures in small raptors.

Keywords: bone fracture, raptor, rehabilitation, intramedullary pin

Article

J Vet Clin 2018; 35(6): 266-268

Published online December 31, 2018 https://doi.org/10.17555/jvc.2018.12.35.6.266

Copyright © The Korean Society of Veterinary Clinics.

Successful Treatment of Ulna Fracture in a Small Raptor

Taeil Kim1, Hyo-Hoon Jeong1, Donghak Choi2, Sungho Yun1, Young-Sam Kwon1

1College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University, 2Dongin Animal Hospital

Abstract

A wild Falco tinnunculus, which is a small raptor, was rescued and presented due to immobilization. On physical examination, a left ulnar fracture was detected, which was reduced with an intramedullary (IM) pin and soft bandaging. Passive range of motion (PROM) exercises were then conducted to prevent complications such as ankylosis. The raptor was released into the wild four weeks postoperatively. We suggest that IM pinning with bandaging and appropriate PROM exercises may effectively treat ulnar fractures in small raptors.

Keywords: bone fracture, raptor, rehabilitation, intramedullary pin