Locking plate femur fracture repair in a juvenile Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) in Sierra Leone

Romain Pizzi, Andrea Isabel Pizarro, Julieta Mota, Catalina De Martini, Yolanda Martinez Pereira, Bala Amarasekaran

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Abstract

This case reports the successful management of a traumatic diaphyseal femoral fracture in an infant Western chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) from a rescue centre in Sierra Leone using a 2.4-mm intramedullary pin and two 2.7-mm String of Pearls™ locking plates. Locking plate use has not been previously described in chimpanzees.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of medical primatology
Early online date11 Aug 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 11 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • bone
  • orthopaedic
  • primate
  • surgery

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