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Other potential complications associated with surgical correction are advancing intramedullary pins into the coelomic cavity and penetrating important soft-tissue structures, damage to the shoulder joint resulting in periarticular fibrosis, shoulder joint ankylosis, and impaired shoulder function.
In each bird, a standardized osteotomy of 1 femur was performed and the fracture was immobilized with an intramedullary pin.
Additionally, this bone has a small medullary cavity accessible only through articular surfaces, eliminating interlocking nail and intramedullary pin stabilization options.