Birthday: May 1, 2014

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Dates of Surgery: December 2, 2015

Product: I-Loc® IM Fixator

Surgeon: Dr. Ross Lirtzman; Arizona Canine Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ

Referring Veterinarian: Dr. Melissa Thompson; Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

“Blunt trauma with markedly displaced and collapsed, highly comminuted, proximal metaphyseal tibia fracture and segmental fibula fracture. Surgical management by fluoroscopic-assisted, 5mm x 158mm I-Loc IM Fixator placement with improved fracture fragments reduction, bone/ limb alignment and restoration of bone length. The I-Loc Nail provided angle stable fixation for early return of weight bearing and uncomplicated fracture healing.”

– Contributed by Dr. Ross Lirtzman