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Hi. My name is***** I'm sorry to hear about Hamoa's injury. I would say she needs the surgery to pin that broken femur. A femur fracture is one that can't be effectively stabilized with an external splint / bandage. It won't heal if surgery isn't pursued as the fractured bone won't be held stable to allow a callus to form and stabilize the fracture. Age isn't a disease is what I tell owners. If you are wanting her to get back to her normal activity, then I would do the surgery. In some really bad fractures that aren't good for surgical repair, amputation can be brought up, but in her case, the surgery would be the absolute first recommendation.