Veterinary Orthopedics Image Gallery Fractures of the mid-shafts of the metatarsal (paw) bones of a German Shephard dog who had a stone wall fall on his foot. Metatarsal (paw) bone fractures repaired using intramedullary pins. Mid-shaft fracture of the right femur (thigh) of a dog who was hit by a car. Femur (thigh) fracture repaired with an interlocking nail and four bone screws. Mandibular (lower jaw) fracture of a young Pekingese dog that was attacked by another dog. Mandibular (lower jaw) fracture repaired using bone plate and screws. A dog with a broken back has a myelogram (contrast study) to evaluate the spinal canal prior to surgery. The thin white lines are contrast material that outline the spinal cord. The spinal fracture is repaired using wires, pins and polymethyl methacrylate (bone cement).