CC BY 4.0 · VCOT Open 2020; 03(02): e153-e157
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718377
Case Report

Salter-Harris Type II Humeral Head Fracture with Kirschner Wire Fixation in a Goat

Darby W. Walmsley
1  Animal Referral Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
,
Tania Shaw
1  Animal Referral Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
,
Simon T. Kudnig
1  Animal Referral Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe a case of a Salter-Harris type II fracture of the humeral head in a goat repaired with Kirshner wire fixation. A 3-year-old, 52 kg, male, non-domesticated goat was referred for evaluation. Approximately 11 days prior, the goat sustained suspected vehicular trauma, and was found on the side of the road with a non-weight bearing lameness of the right thoracic limb. Orthogonal radiographic assessment identified a Salter-Harris type II fracture of the humeral head with proximolateral displacement of the humerus. The fracture was repaired with multiple Kirschner wire fixation. Orthogonal radiographic assessment of the right humerus at 8 weeks postoperatively revealed implant quiescence with radiographic union of the fracture site. Long-term telephone follow-up at 3 and 6 months postoperatively found the patient was no longer restricted in activity, with free access to the field, and was not displaying an overt lameness. The authors describe a novel fracture configuration in the goat successfully repaired with multiple Kirschner wire fixation.

Authors' Contributions

All authors contributed to conception, study design, acquisition of data and data analysis, and interpretation. They also drafted, revised, and approved the submitted manuscript.




Publication History

Received: 11 April 2020

Accepted: 29 August 2020

Publication Date:
14 October 2020 (online)

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