Monteggia lesion in an Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea).

Peters, Holly J; Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas; Barrie, Michael T (2013). Monteggia lesion in an Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 44(4), pp. 1063-1067. American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 10.1638/2012-0015R2.1

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A 10-yr-old female Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea) presented with a history of right forelimb lameness. Antebrachial radiographs revealed a Monteggia lesion, classified by cranial radial head luxation and distal diaphyseal ulnar fracture. Open reduction with placement of an ulnar-radial positional screw was performed. The lateral collateral ligament was reconstructed using suture anchored by a condylar screw and bone tunnel in the radius. Reduction and proper implant placement was confirmed on postoperative radiographs. The ulnar-radial positional screw was removed 6 wk postoperatively to allow proper supination and pronation. Limb function was greatly improved at this time; however, a mild lameness was still observed. At 7 mo postoperatively, the otter was ambulating lameness-free. Radiographs documented proper joint reduction and stable condylar screw. At 32 mo postoperatively, the otter continued to exhibit normal ambulation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Hettlich, Bianca Felicitas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1042-7260

Publisher:

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians

Language:

English

Submitter:

Bianca Felicitas Hettlich

Date Deposited:

31 Mar 2016 09:13

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2017 15:55

Publisher DOI:

10.1638/2012-0015R2.1

PubMed ID:

24450070

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77333

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