Locking T-plate repair of ilial fractures in cats and small dogs

Scrimgeour AB, Craig A, Witte PG. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2017 Nov; 30 (6): 453-460.

OBJECTIVES: To assess screw loosening and pelvic narrowing following the use of locking implants to stabilise ilial body fractures in cats and small dogs.

METHODS: Review of clinical records and post operative and follow up radiography of 12 cats and five small dogs to evaluate accuracy of fracture reduction, screw purchase and subsequent screw loosening and reduction in pelvic diameter.

RESULTS: No screw loosening or reduction in pelvic diameter was observed at follow up.

CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Locking T-plates may prevent complications reported following the use of conventional implant systems for the repair of ilial fractures in cats and small dogs.