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Need second opinion on metatarsus 5 simple non dislocated

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need second opinion on metatarsus 5 simple non dislocated fracture repair in 3 months serval cat with (suspected) rickets.
Symptoms - heavy limping on rear right leg
Tests - X-ray shows simple non dislocated fracture of metatarsus 5 (middle of the bone, perpendicular, no dislocation)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I'm Dr. Karing and I would be glad to help with your question. It is rarely necessary to splint a single fractured metatarsal: the intact metatarsals act as a splint themselves. I would expect the fracture to heal on its own in about 4 weeks with exercise restriction alone. Of course, it is important to address rickets as indicated per lab parameters.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks a lot, very helpful. That fully answers my question.
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 year ago.

Glad to be of help! I wish Tibet a smooth recovery.

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Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 year ago.

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