Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
Fractures of the neck of the femur in the dog are rarely encountered. When seen, they present a difficult problem of repair. This is because it is difficult to apply splints to immobilize the fracture while healing occurs.
Ludgate, T. B.
"Repair of Fractured Femur Neck by Open Reduction,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 6
, Article 10.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol6/iss1/10