Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Growth Plate Fractures - The Trupanion Blog
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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Growth Plate Fractures


Bruiser is a 2-year-old cat who apparently does not have the best of luck as he was recently diagnosed with bilateral capital physeal fractures.

The capital physis is the growth plate at the end of the femur bone and when it becomes fractured, it causes the cap at the end of the femur to become displaced, also known as a “slipped cap”. This condition may be caused by an injury such as a fall and typically only occurs in younger pets including dogs under age 1 and cats under age 2.

The condition is diagnosed via Xrays and always requires surgery soon after diagnosis to prevent the broken ends of the bones from wearing down.

Bruiser went into surgery and has been doing well since. We hope he will be back to 100% in no time!

Total claim amount: $3,917.00
Deductible applied: -$0 ($600 deductible met)
Exam fees: -$0
10% co-insurance: -$391.70
Trupanion repaid: $3,525.30
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