Banjo, a 1 year old male neutered domestic shorthair cat presented to our clinic after an ER visit. Banjo had escaped and went outside unnoticed, but when he returned hours later in the middle of the night, he was severely injured. The ER clinic noted his injuries which ranged from a complete compound fracture of his humerus protruding from the wound to large portions of missing forelimb musculature. The ends of the fracture have debris present and there is a fracture running along the entire shaft of the humerus. On X-rays, there was no evidence of other major chest or abdominal injuries.
The surgery went well with no major complications. He returned for suture removal ten days later and, according to the family, he is doing great, is back to his normal self and getting along 3 legged with no issues. They were happy with their decision.
Way to go, Banjo!