Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Growth Plate Fractures


Bruiser

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

About Stacy @Trupanion

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Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Growth Plate Fractures

  1. Hairless Cat says:

    Hi Stacy,

    Thanx for being there for Bruiser the kitty when he needed help with his leg fracture.

    Thanx to Trupanion, he got help and preventative surgery for future complications.

    =^..^= Hairless Cat Girl =^..^=

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