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Fractures, dislocations and contusions in the Borneon orang utan (Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus)--a review of 21 cases
  1. MM Kehoe and
  2. LC Chan


The clinical features, radiographic findings and management of traumatic lesions in the orang utan are described with reference to 21 cases. Eight cases had fractures of the femur and five had humeral fractures; all the fractures were successfully treated. One case with a skull fracture (frontal parietal) died before treatment could be instigated. Five orang utans with contusions recovered with symptomatic treatment and rest.

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