Pet First Aid for Pet Professionals Level 3 (VTQ)

176 videos, 8 hours and 34 minutes

Course Content

Types of fractures on animals

Video 92 of 176
2 min 19 sec
Want to watch this video? Sign up for the course or enter your email below to watch one free video.

Unlock This Video Now for FREE

This video is normally available to paying customers.
You may unlock this video for FREE. Enter your email address for instant access AND to receive ongoing updates and special discounts related to this topic.

Pet Bone Fractures

Understanding Bone Fractures

Bones, while generally strong, can break due to various factors:

  • Severity and type of fracture depend on:
    • Mechanics of the injury
    • Bone strength
    • Force applied

Types of Fractures

Exploring different fracture types:

  • Open or Compound Fracture: Bones break and penetrate the skin, posing risks of bleeding and infection.
  • Common Fracture Types:
    • Transverse Fracture
    • Stable Fracture
    • Complicated Fracture
    • Fracture-Dislocation
    • Greenstick Fracture
    • Spiral Fracture
    • Compression Fracture
  • Other Fracture Types:
    • Stress Fracture (Hairline Fracture)
    • Impact Fracture
    • Oblique Fracture
    • Comminuted Fracture
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Segmental Fracture

Treatment Approach

For first-aiders, knowing the fracture name isn't crucial, as treatment generally follows similar principles:

  • Seek veterinary assistance promptly
  • Handle fractures with care and attention
  • Ensure immobilization
  • Support and comfort the injured pet