Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Dumitru Emilian Adrian, Stefano Genoni, Shane Morrison, Richard Whitelock

Objective: The aim of this study is to describe the use of String of Pearls (SOP) plates for the surgical management of feline pelvic fractures, including surgical technique, proposed indications, complications, and outcomes in a cohort of cats.

Study design: This study is a single-center retrospective clinical case series.

Authors: L M Wilkins, A R Coomer

Case history: Two adult male dogs were separately presented for acute-onset, severe hind limb lameness isolated to the tarsus. There were no prior orthopaedic concerns and there was no significant trauma associated with the onset of lameness in either case.

Authors: Darren Carwardine, Alastair Mather, Imogen Schofield, Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, Elena Carbonell-Buj, Alex Belch, Nicolas Barthelemy, Kevin Parsons

Objective: To determine the influence of screw direction on complications following transcondylar screw placement for the treatment of canine humeral intracondylar fissures (HIFs).

Study design: Equivalence, parallel group, randomized clinical trial.

Sample population: Fifty-two client owned dogs (73 elbows).

Authors: I A Kalmukov, N Schneider, D Miraldo, M A Solano

Objectives: To describe the surgical technique and evaluate the outcome and complications after coccygeal vertebral fracture repair in dogs using internal fixation.

Authors: Danielle M Marturello, Loïc M Déjardin

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the post-sterilization dimensional accuracy of a standardized drilling guide, three-dimensionally printed using biocompatible methacrylate monomers.

Authors: Timothy L Menghini, Georgia Shriwise, Peter Muir

Implant failure is common in small animal orthopedics, but risk factors are rarely reported. Our objective was to determine whether abnormal fracture healing was associated with implant failure after fracture fixation in dogs and cats in a consecutive series of cases.

Authors: Min-Yeong Lee, Tae-Hwan Ahn, Sung-Il Son, Hwi-Yool Kim

Objectives: This study aimed to compare the biomechanical properties of three stabilisation techniques in feline patella transverse fractures and select the strongest method with potentially minimal complications.

Authors: Maria Potamopoulou, Gordon Brown, Richard Whitelock

Objective: An increased rate of surgical site infection (SSI) following treatment of canine humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) with a lateromedially (LM) placed transcondylar screw (TCS) compared with a mediolateral (ML) TCS has been previously postulated. We hypothesized that the direction of insertion of the TCS would not affect the incidence of postoperative SSI.

Authors: Lucy M Fuchter, Dan Wills, William R Walsh, Mark Newman, Chris Tan

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the interfragmentary compressive force and area of compression generated by cortical screws inserted as either a lag screw or position screw in simulated lateral humeral condylar fractures.

Study design: Ex vivo biomechanical study.

Authors: Daniel Almeida , Erin Wendt-Hornickle , Michael G. Conzemius

Objective Pain management is an essential component of perioperative patient care. Multimodal pain management strategies have the potential to provide more effective analgesia than a single drug. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of gabapentin as an adjuvant to carprofen for the management of postoperative pain following tibial plateau levelling osteotomy surgery.