Iran J Vet Surg, Print ISSN: 2008-3033, Online ISSN: 2676-6299

Document Type : Clinical Report

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Department of Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran.

Abstract

A six-month-old female domestic short hair cat was presented for bilateral femoral distal physeal fracture with an open fracture in left hind lemb. Treatment performed in transfixation cross pin method for both limb right hind limb treated properly, but Left limb had an open fracture so surgery delayed to prevention of infection and wound healing. After surgery, quadriceps contraction occurred in the left hindlimb. Quadriceps contraction often seen as a complication during healing of femoral fracture after surgery and many factors have rolls in quadriceps contraction and may have different causes. For treatment of muscle contraction in this patient muscle release surgery was done then a 90 degree bandage performed for one week. After treatment of surgery wound, physiotherapy with neuromuscular electrical stimulation was performed for five sessions over three weeks and the cat after that demonstrated an improvement in its condition and gait. Physiotherapy treatments can have important role in treatment of complications and pains after surgery.

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