Year: 2021 | Month: October | Volume 11 | Issue 5

Application of Locking Compression Plate as Hybrid Locked Plate for Transverse and Short Oblique Diaphyseal Fractures of Tibia and Radius-Ulna in Dogs

Surendra Dunthur Siddaraju Aswathy Gopinathan Kiranjeet Singh Sherin B. Sarangom Sowbharenya Chelladurai
DOI:10.30954/2277-940X.05.2021.3

Abstract:

Study was conducted to evaluate clinical effect of hybrid locked plating for management of transverse and short oblique diaphyseal fracture of tibia and radius-ulna in 12 dogs. Based on demographic data, clinical and radiographic evaluation, preoperative planning was done. Stable fixation was achieved with locking plates (2.7 or 3.5 mm) in hybrid locking manner. Stance, gait, pain and lameness were scored and evaluated at regular intervals which showed improvement over time. Complete weight bearing was observed in all cases with no observable lameness on 10th postoperative week. Primary bone healing was initiated on 6th postoperative week in 83.3% of cases and complete cortical continuity was noticed on 10th week post-surgery. Seroma, wound dehiscence and screw loosening were some of the minor complications observed and outward limb rotation was observed due to anatomical mal-alignment. Functional recovery was good in 83.3% of the cases. Technique of hybrid locked plating provided effective inter-fragmentary compression and achieved complete radiographic primary union with very good functional outcome when applied on transverse and short oblique diaphyseal fracture of tibia and radius-ulna in dogs.

Highlights

  • Application of Locking Compression Plate as Hybrid Locked Plate provided effective inter-fragmentary compression and achieved complete radiographic primary union with very good functional outcome when applied on transverse and short oblique diaphyseal fracture of tibia and radius-ulna in dogs


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