Fracture Fixation and Implants

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.

Authors: Kulendra ER, Beer AJC, Hockley GCA, Goh D, Lafuente P, Perry KL

OBJECTIVE:  The aim of this study was to report the outcome and complications of surgical stabilization following fracture of the supraglenoid tubercle in dogs.

Authors: Moffatt F, Kulendra E, Meeson RL.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the use of locking compression plates (LCP) in Y-T humeral condyle fractures and to evaluate their clinical outcome.

METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review, including clinical, radiographical and canine brief pain inventory outcome evaluation.

Authors: Tuan J, Comas N, Solano M

AIMS: To report the clinical outcomes and complications after the use of 3.5 mm/2.7 mm locking compression plates (LCP) with additional internal fixation for pancarpal arthrodesis (PCA) in dogs.

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.