A not so 'Humerus' experience for Buster

Buster is a 13 week old Bichon Frise male puppy that presented to the clinic several weeks ago with a sore left front leg. He had been 'playing' on the trampoline when he accidentally fell off. X-rays of Buster's front leg showed that he had fractured the humerus bone near his elbow joint.

Unfortunately for Buster the fracture went across his 'growth plate'. The growth plate is the area near the end of a bone where all the growing (lengthening) occurs. He is only a young puppy and he still has lots of growing to do - so we need to mend his fracture and protect his growth plate at the same time. It is very important with these injuries to make sure that the fracture is fixed quickly and that the 2 parts of the fracture are align perfectly.
Buster's front leg showed that he had fractured the humerus bone near his elbow joint Buster had a screw and a pin placed into his leg

As you can see from the pictures - Buster had a screw and a pin placed into his leg and currently he is recovering well and the bones are mending quickly. He is staying very quiet inside and has been told to stay off the trampoline.

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