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A dog’s forearm is made up of 2 bones – the radius and the ulna – spanning the distance from the elbow to the carpal or wrist joint.
Fractures are usually caused by trauma, such as being hit by a car or falling from a height. Splints, casts, pins, steel plates and screws can be used to realign the bone. Treatment will depend on the type of fracture and the age of the dog.
After surgery, it is important to limit activity (no running or jumping) so that the bones stay aligned and heal properly. X-rays will be recommended at various time intervals to monitor Miss B’s progress and make sure it is safe to increase her activity level.
We wish Miss B speedy recovery. Her guardian say she can’t wait to resume her favourite pastimes – going to the beach, swimming and chasing squirrels!