Dorso-medial ante-brachiocarpal luxation with radio-ulna luxation in a domestic shorthair.

Authors: 
Shales CJ, Langley-Hobbs S.
Volume: 
8
Number: 
3
Pages: 
197-202
Journal: 
J Feline Med Surg
Date: 
2006 Jun

An 8-year-old domestic shorthair was admitted with non-weight bearing left forelimb lameness. Examination and radiographs revealed dorso-medial ante-brachiocarpal luxation with palmar luxation of the distal radio-ulnar joint. Primary repair was performed and stabilised using an arthrodesis wire and type Ia Kirschner-Ehmer (K-E) external skeletal fixator (ESF). The cat regained excellent pain-free limb function by 14 weeks with only minor reduction in range of movement. This is the first case report of a cat with distal radio-ulnar joint luxation associated with ante-brachiocarpal luxation. Primary repair of carpal luxation in the cat should be considered before arthrodesis.