Diagnosis and management of reptile orthopedic injuries

Mark A. Mitchell

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As veterinarians expand their understanding of the specific husbandry requirements for captive reptiles, nutritionally associated orthopedic injuries should decrease. Orthopedic injuries in wild reptiles, however, will continue to increase as new infrastructure encroaches on the habitats of these animals. Research should be pursued that focuses on improving our understanding of pain management in reptiles, on developing techniques to expedite bone healing, and on creating new orthopedic techniques that provide rigid stabilization without the use of temperature-sensitive materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-114
Number of pages18
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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