Treatment of a distal radius and ulna fracture in a young llama with a combination of external and internal fixation


Guzel O. , Erdikmen D. O. , Ozsoy S., Inal B.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.37, no.1, pp.125-128, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1111-16
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-128

Abstract

The case consisted of a 1-month-old female llama with a left distal diaphyseal forearm fracture caused by trauma. Clinical and radiographic examination confirmed the presence of a distal fracture of the left radius and ulna. Treatment was carried out by combining internal and external fixation techniques. Successful fracture healing was achieved without any complications using this method of treatment, which has not been reported before.