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Proximal phalangeal fracture and repair following digit amputation in a calf
  1. James Patrick Crilly and
  2. Philip Scott
  1. Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush, Roslin, Midlothian, UK
  1. Correspondence to James Patrick Crilly, jcrilly{at}staffmail.ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Fracture and repair of the proximal (first) phalanx of the remaining digit following amputation of the paired digit has not been previously reported. Here, we describe a case of proximal phalangeal fracture in the medial digit following lateral digit amputation through the distal portion of the proximal phalanx (P1) in a young Aberdeen Angus crossbred calf. Successful repair was achieved through external coaptation using a fibreglass cast.

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  • Received March 4, 2014.
  • Revision received March 27, 2014.
  • Accepted April 14, 2014.
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