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1 December 2005 Plate Fixation of a Coracoid Fracture in a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
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An adult female bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was presented with a history of being unable to fly. Physical examination revealed crepitus in the left shoulder, and radiographs revealed a middiaphyseal coracoid fracture with overriding fragments. The fracture was surgically stabilized with 2 bone plates. The eagle was rehabilitated and successfully released 5 months after presentation. This case demonstrates the use of bone plating of the coracoid bone in a raptor, resulting in early return to full function and release.

Jacqueline R. Davidson, Mark A. Mitchell, and Sammy Ramirez "Plate Fixation of a Coracoid Fracture in a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)," Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 19(4), (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1647/2004-037.1
Published: 1 December 2005
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