Bailey presented with a possible fractured or dislocated wrist (carpus) after jumping of a balcony.
Plaster casts do not go very well with these type of fractures as it is difficult to get good alignment of the broken ends of bone.
We gave him some pain killing injections and sedatives and took some x-rays hoping it was a dislocated carpus rather than a break. The radiographs showed a nasty fracture.
We decided to place some metal pins in the leg. At surgery, we placed two pins at angles to each other giving excellent alignment of the bones.
Following the surgery, we placed Bailey's foreleg in a half cast to give it some extra support. He had a bucket on his head to stop him chewing his bandages. By 6 weeks, the fracture had healed.