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1 April 1998 Surgical Plating of a Fractured Radius and Ulna in a Wild Canada Lynx
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A free-ranging, adult male Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) experienced a closed, complete, non-comminuted transverse fracture of the left radius and ulna when captured in a leg snare. A dynamic compression plate (DCP) attached to the anterior surface of the radius was used to stabilize the fracture. Radiographs 44 days post-surgery indicated advanced primary bone healing. The lynx was released 46 days post-surgery near the site of capture. Radiotelemetry indicated long-term survival and movements similar to other males monitored during the same period.

Poole, Elkin, Pisz, Elkin, Robertson, and Sabourin: Surgical Plating of a Fractured Radius and Ulna in a Wild Canada Lynx
K. G. Poole, B. T. Elkin, T. Pisz, K. E. Elkin, D. Robertson, and M. L. Sabourin "Surgical Plating of a Fractured Radius and Ulna in a Wild Canada Lynx," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 34(2), 365-368, (1 April 1998). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-34.2.365
Received: 24 March 1997; Published: 1 April 1998
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