3) External coaptation
alone carries significant disadvantages.
Tape muzzle and modified aluminium splint were applied as external coaptation
for additional support to mandibular fracture (Fig.
And external coaptation
is generally not used for fractures of the humerus or femur.
However, treatment such as external coaptation
(slings, bandages, casts, splints, etc.
5,12) However, observations at Tufts Wildlife Clinic indicate that metacarpal fractures have a good prognosis for healing when managed with external coaptation
The conure was ambulatory and returned to normal function after 3 weeks of external coaptation
with this device.
in the form of an L splint failed to stabilize the fracture appropriately, and additional fixation options were explored.