Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Ferrell CL, Barnhart MD, Herman E

OBJECTIVE: To report infection rate, implant removal rate, and postoperative antibiotic therapy after tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.

ANIMALS: One thousand seven hundred sixty-eight stifles in 1,732 dogs.

Authors: Aikawa T, Miyazaki Y, Saitoh Y, Sadahiro S, Nishimura M

OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical outcomes of miniature- and toy-breed dogs with primary and previously treated distal radial and ulnar fractures (RUF) treated with a free-form multiplanar type II

Authors: Tremolada G, Taggart R, Lewis DD, Palmer RH, Lambrechts NE.

OBJECTIVE: To compare mechanical properties (stiffness, yield load, failure load, and deformation at failure) of 2 pearl-type locking plate system (PLS) constructs (PLS 1 and PLS 2) in a simulated fracture gap model and to compare screw push-out forces of the 2 PLSs with and without plate contouring.

SAMPLE: 40 PLS constructs.

Authors: Schmidli FE, Stein VM, Aikawa T, Boudrieau RJ, Jeandel A, Jeffery N, Jurina K, Moissonnier P, Rupp S, Vidondo B, Forterre F.

BACKGROUND: In human medicine, fractures of the second cervical vertebra have been studied elaborately and categorized in detail. This is not the case in veterinary medicine where clinical decisions are often based on old studies focusing on the cervical spine in general.

Authors: Boge GS, Moldal ER, Dimopoulou M, Skjerve E, Bergström A.

BACKGROUND: A retrospective case-control study was conducted to estimate breed predisposition for common orthopaedic conditions in 12 popular dog breeds in Norway and Sweden. Orthopaedic conditions investigated were elbow dysplasia (ED); cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD); medial patellar luxation (MPL); and fractures of the radius and ulna.

Authors: Petazzoni M, Buiatti M.

CASE DESCRIPTION A 12-year-old obese spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier was admitted for evaluation of acute non-weight-bearing lameness of the right pelvic limb attributed to motor vehicle-related trauma that occurred 2 hours previously. The owners reported a chronic, progressive weight-bearing lameness of the right pelvic limb secondary to a complete cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture that was diagnosed 6 months previously.

Authors: Guiot LP, Guillou RP, Déjardin LM.

OBJECTIVE: To describe a minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of comminuted humeral bicondylar (also known as T-Y) fractures in dogs and report outcome in 3 cases.

Authors: Rohner D, Kowaleski MP, Schwarz G, Forterre F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term outcome of a new intervertebral anchored fusion device (C-LOX) for the treatment of disc associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DA-CSM) in dogs, based on clinical and radiographical follow-up data.

Authors: Nicetto T, Longo F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to report the clinical outcomes of traumatic appendicular bone injuries treated with supercutaneous plating.

Authors: Lynch AC, Davies JA.

OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to evaluate a percutaneous method of bone alignment using a diaphyseal tibial fracture model.