Lateral and VD
- Defining characteristics:
Disruption of the cortex of an appendicular bone.
NOTE: surgical implant disruption of the cortex is recognized under this test panel
- Common differential diagnoses:
Fracture due to trauma or pathology.
- Helpful additional data:
Was there a trauma (vehicular, dog attack, etc.)? Was there any limping or change in gait?
- Commonly associated diagnostics:
Consider *SignalCare MDB in advance of medical or surgical therapy.
- Commonly associated treatments:
Consider temporary splinting if the limb is unstable, discuss analgesia, discuss surgical intervention/repair, and consider strict cage confinement
- Commonly associated home care:
Based on treatment, cage rest vs. surgery
*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound