This is a 14 month old Golden Retriever who chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car and broke his right radius.

His radius was repaired with an apparatus called an external fixator. The advantages of an external fixator are that only a small incision is needed to align the fracture and then the pins are placed through the skin. It is a very strong repair and because there is minimal surgical trauma the bone usually heals more quickly than with a more invasive surgery. The disadvantage is that there is more post-operative management, bandaging and re-bandaging, until the pins are removed.