8-Month-Old MI Beagle

Signalment & History

  • This patient presents to your clinic for intermittent weight bearing lameness of the left pelvic limb after playing with another dog.
  • You order left femoral radiographs


  •  There is a short-oblique fracture of the distal left femur immediately proximal to the distal femoral physis. There is proximal, caudal, and medial displacement of the distal fracture segment (relative to the proximal portion).


  • This patient is diagnosed with Type II Salter-Harris fracture of the distal left femur with concurrent soft tissue swelling surrounding the fracture site, and moderate stifle effusion.