Riley was an eight-month-old mixed breed dog who suffered a broken leg.
Diagnostic Test Results: Referral radiographs documented a distal 1/3 spiral-oblique fracture of the left tibia. Post operative radiographs documented the fracture had been successfully reduced into normal position and stabilized.
Treatment: The surgery performed was an open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture using a 2.7 mm lag screw and a 3.5 DC plate with nine cortical screws.
Outcome: Riley had a successful recovery and was able to walk on the injured leg the day following surgery. He returned home for eight weeks of restricted activity while the bone heals.