Femoral Condylar Fractures in Four Continental Giant Breed Rabbits

Christos Dorlis, Sofia Garcia-Pertierra Garcia, Jenna Richardson, Bronwyn Koterwas, Emma Keeble, Kevin Eatwell, John Ryan, Dylan Clements*

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Abstract

Four male neutered continental giant rabbits aged between 10 and 30 months were presented with femoral condylar fractures, which developed without an observed traumatic injury. Stabilisation of the condylar fracture was achieved with screw fixation in all cases, which was supplemented with additional fixation in three cases. Complications consequent to the surgical intervention occurred in two cases: a femoral fracture and loss of fixation. Three rabbits were reported to have recovered normal limb function, and the rabbit that developed a femoral fracture as a consequence of its surgical intervention was treated with amputation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Small Animal Practice
Early online date21 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • rabbit
  • fracture
  • femur
  • condyle

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