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1 June 2013 TRAUMATIC ELBOW LUXATION IN A FREE-RANGING HEDGEHOG (ERINACEUS EUROPAEUS): SURGICAL MANAGEMENT USING CIRCUMFERENTIAL SUTURE PROSTHESES
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A free-ranging adult female hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) was presented injured, presumably from vehicular trauma. Clinical and radiographic examination under general anesthesia revealed a lateral elbow luxation. Closed reduction was unsuccessful, so a surgical approach with circumferential suture prostheses was used to stabilize the elbow. Neither perioperative nor postoperative complications were recorded. The hedgehog regained good range of motion of the elbow and was fully able to run and to roll into a ball.

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Rosario Vallefuoco, Charly Pignon, Anna Furst, Lauriane Personne, Jean-Francois Courreau, and Pierre Moissonnier "TRAUMATIC ELBOW LUXATION IN A FREE-RANGING HEDGEHOG (ERINACEUS EUROPAEUS): SURGICAL MANAGEMENT USING CIRCUMFERENTIAL SUTURE PROSTHESES," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 44(2), 491-494, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.1638/2012-0193R1.1
Received: 22 August 2012; Published: 1 June 2013
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