This is a 3 year old stray. When he was rescued he had a broken left femur.

This was repaired with a bone plate and screws and 2 wires called cerclage wires. These implants will usually not be removed after the fracture has healed. In the rare instance that they cause discomfort they can be removed. The advantage of this type of repair is that there is a minimal amount of post-operative care and visits. However, as with all fractures, restricted exercise is still necessary until the fracture is completely healed. He went on to heal well and live a long and happy life with his adoptive family.