The most common fractures seen in captive Falcon Birds are those of the tibia – tarsus.
These are usually linked to episodes of strong baiting in tethered birds, especially if the leash is too long. Such fractures usually respond well to surgery often involving external fixations techniques, or simply multiple intramedullary pins.
Due to the nature of how birds bones repair, the repaired legs are often stronger after healing than it was before!
A wide range of wing fractures are seen and treated at the surgery.
The most commonly seen are those of the humerus (the wing bone nearest the body) and the radius/ Ulna bones (mid portion of the wing.)
This type of fracture usually response well to surgery, mostly requiring external fixation techniques.