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Open-comminuted mid humeral fracture in a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) – case report


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Abdullah, Abraham Gabriel and Boo, Ao Lin and Mohamad Yusof, Loqman (2018) Open-comminuted mid humeral fracture in a long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) – case report. Journal of Wildlife and Parks, 33. pp. 65-74. ISSN 0121-8126

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A 2-year-old long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) was presented to the University Veterinary Hospital, Universiti Putra Malaysia for a traumatic injury to the left arm. Physical examination findings revealed a lacerated wound of 2 cm x 1 cm with distal humeral bone segment was protruding out from the muscles and skin. There were delayed pain sensation and withdrawal reflex of the left upper arm. Radiographic findings revealed discontinuity of the left humerus at the mid-shaft with a single fragment from the distal segment at the fracture site. The fracture was repaired with an open reduction and fixation technique with a combination of intramedullary pinning and cerclage wire. The patient regained motor function of the arm after six weeks of intramedullary pin implantation. Here we describe the severity of each grading system and the principles of open fracture management in macaques.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Publisher: Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Peninsular Malaysia
Keywords: Primate; Open-comminuted fracture; Internal fixation; Fracture management
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 14:09
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 14:09
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/70953
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