Advanced Mobile Vet Surgery

Case Studies

Femur Fracture Repair in a Dog

Using a Dynamic Compression Plate & Screws

Femur Fracture Repair - ML Radiographic Projection Showing a Markedly Displaced Diaphyseal Fracture
Femur Fracture Repair - ML Radiographic Projection Showing a Markedly Displaced Diaphyseal Fracture
Femur Fracture Repair - Extended VD Radiographic Projection of the Hips showing the Right Femur Fracture
Femur Fracture Repair - Extended VD Radiographic Projection of the Hips showing the Right Femur Fracture
Femur Fracture Repair - Using a Dynamic Compression Plate and Screws (ML Radiographic Projection) (Immediately Post-Surgery)
Femur Fracture Repair - Using a Dynamic Compression Plate and Screws (ML Radiographic Projection) (Immediately Post-Surgery)
Femur Fracture Repair - CrCd Radiographic Projection of the Repaired Right Femur Fracture Immediately Post-Surgery
Femur Fracture Repair - CrCd Radiographic Projection of the Repaired Right Femur Fracture Immediately Post-Surgery

“Our experience with CV Surgical Services Ltd recently was extremely positive. Chris was very approachable and many of our clients commented on the good service they received. Patients seemed to respond to him nicely and he was very calm with them which is important to us. During the time Chris worked with us he carried out a mid shaft femoral fracture repair on a young spaniel which healed beautifully and is progressing well with his recovery.

Chris was a great addition to our team, we would happily use CV Surgical Services Ltd with confidence.”

Sophie Watson RVN

Advanced Pet Health Counsellor

Comminuted Fracture of the Proximal Femur in a Small Breed Dog

In this case I helped at a surgery that only stocked minimal implants. However they did have the hardware to enable me to perform an external skeletal fixation (ESF) tied into an intramedullary (IM) pin, which works very well in femoral fractures situated very proximal, and especially if comminuted, because there will be minimal bone stock in the proximal fragment to take screws.

Comminuted Fracture of the Proximal Femur
Comminuted Fracture of the Proximal Femur
Mediolateral Projection of the Comminuted Proximal Femoral Fracture
Mediolateral Projection of the Comminuted Proximal Femoral Fracture
CrCd Projection Immediately Post-Surgery
CrCd Projection Immediately Post-Surgery

Video of the Same Dog just 1 Day After Surgery

Severely Necrotic Wound in a Cat

Severely Necrotic Wound
Wound clearly too infected and necrotic to even consider primary closure
Severely Necrotic Wound - Post Initial Debridement of Wound
As such we needed to initially surgically decried the wound
Severely Necrotic Wound - Wet-to-dry Wound Management
This was followed by regular wet-to-dry dressings which also aids with deriding the wound until closure can be done. This is achieved by tacking single interrupted skin suture loops around the wound to enable the dressings to be tied onto and replaced every day
Severely Necrotic Wound - Healthy Granulation Tissue Ready for Surgical Closure
Healthy granulation tissue stage has now been reached which allowed me to close the wound surgically
Severely Necrotic Wound Healed
Severely Necrotic Wound Healed
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