Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Anesi S, Clarke S, Gemmill T, Oxley B, Pink J, Smith K, Rutherford S.

OBJECTIVE: To report long-term outcomes of dogs treated with pantarsal arthrodesis (PTA) with medial plate fixation without external coaptation.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.

Authors: Hillebrand H, Sattelberger J, Gosheger G, Frommer A, Moller-Madsen B, Rahbek O, Gottliebsen M, Abdul-Hussein Abood A, Roedl R, Vogt B

RigidTackTM is a newly developed implant for total temporary epiphyseodesis. The implant combines the technical advantages of the traditionally used rigid Blount-staples and the newer flexible eight-platesTM.

Authors: Clark AC, Greco JJ, Bergman PJ.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of prophylactic administration of oral antimicrobial medications after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) on surgical site infections (SSI) and antimicrobial

Authors: Kaczmarek J, Bartkowiak T, Schuenemann R, Paczos P, Gapinski B, Bogisch S, Unger M

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the locking compression plate (LCP) with polyaxial locking system (PLS) using single cycle to failure 4-point bending test and to investigate the behaviour of PLS with screws inserted mono- and polyaxially using cyclic fatigue test in two bending directions.

Authors: Laurent CP, Böhme B, Verwaerde J, Papeleux L, Ponthot JP, Balligand M.

Osteosynthesis for canine long bones is a complex process requiring knowledge of biology, surgical techniques and (bio)mechanical principles. Subject-specific finite element analysis constitutes a promising tool to evaluate the effect of surgical intervention on the global properties of a bone-implant construct, but suffers from a lack of validation.

Authors: Tuan J, Solano MA, Danielski A.

OBJECTIVE: To compare surgical site infection (SSI) rates after double locking plate and screw fixation (DLP), standard locking plate and screw fixation (LP), and conventional nonlocking plate and scre

Authors: Nabholz K, Pozzi A, Schmierer PA, Smolders LA, Knell SC1

OBJECTIVES: The Targon Vet System (TVS) is a 2.5-mm interlocking nail that can be applied minimally invasively. The purpose of this study was to test if the TVS could be safely applied percutaneously to different feline long bones without fluoroscopic guidance.

Authors: Takizawa H, Honnami M, Sakai T, Sasaki A, Sakamoto A, Mochizuki M

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the biomechanical properties of three different miniature locking plate systems used to fixate radial and ulnar fractures in toy breed dogs.

Authors: Robinson WP, Knowles TG, Barthelemy NP, Parsons KJ

OBJECTIVE: To report perspectives of minimally invasive osteosynthesis (MIO) techniques in veterinary surgical practice in 2018.

STUDY DESIGN: Electronic questionnaires.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Diplomates and residents of the American College of Veterinary Surgery and European College of Veterinary Surgery and members of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.

Authors: de la Puerta B, Rossanese M, Emmerson T.

OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to report the prevalence and to identify the risk factors associated with postoperative tibial tuberosity fracture following a triple tibial osteotomy. This article also evaluates the outcome of these patients treated conservatively.