Great Blue Heron with Leg Fracture: Case Study #10

This Juvenile Great Blue Heron presented with a leg fracture. Because herons are wading birds and have very long leg bones, fractures like this present a great challenge.

Dr. Biascoechea performed an orthopedic repair yesterday using several surgical pins to properly position the bone for healing.

We hope to get this fellow back in the marshes as soon as possible!