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21. General Fracture Information in Cats
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone. Although we commonly think of fractures as involving a leg, it is also possible to fracture the skull, jaw, spine, ribs, pelvis and fingers, as well as the long bones and small bones of the front and back limbs.
22. Hip Dysplasia in Cats
Hip dysplasia refers to the abnormal development of the hip joint and the clinical problems that stem from this deformity.
23. Joint Injury in Cats
Joint injury is a traumatic injury to the structures within or surrounding the joint. Many times the injury is due to blunt trauma. This may cause tissue inflammation, swelling or more severe articular, or joint, damage.
24. Mandibulectomy in Cats
Mandibulectomy is a surgical procedure in one or both sides of the lower jaw are removed and is most commonly undertaken for the treatment of benign or malignant tumors affecting the lower jaw.
25. Maxillectomy in Cats
Maxillectomy is a surgical procedure most commonly undertaken for the treatment of benign or malignant tumors affecting the upper jaw in which a portion of the upper jaw is removed. This can involve both sides of the face or just one side.
26. Medial Patella Luxation in Cats
Medial patella luxation (MPL) is a condition in which the knee-cap no longer glides within its natural groove in the femur, the upper bone of the knee joint; instead, it becomes displaced to the inside of the joint.
27. Myositis in Cats
Myositis is a condition in which skeletal muscles are damaged by a noninfectious inflammatory process dominated by lymphocytic infiltration. Signs of myositis are generally sudden in onset.
28. Polydactyly in Cats
Usually, kittens are born with 5 toes on each front foot and 4 toes on each back foot. But, every once in a while, a “special” cat is born.
29. Robert Jones Bandage in Cats
The Robert Jones bandage is probably the most common form of external splint applied to a limb for the temporary support of a fracture. It is a temporary bandage that is appropriate for trauma below the stifle (knee) or below the elbow.
30. Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament in Cats
The cranial cruciate ligament is located within the knee joint and acts to stabilize the femur on the tibia. This ligament can be torn as a result of a traumatic event or due to a slow progressive breakdown of the ligament.

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