Authors: Navid Ziran, Colin P McCarty, Nathan C Ho, Neda F Gilmartin, Edward Ebramzadeh, Sang-Hyun Park, Sophia N Sangiorgio

Numerous animal and human studies have demonstrated the benefit of controlled interfragmentary motion on fracture healing. In this study, we quantified interfragmentary motion and load transfer in tibial fractures fixed using a novel intramedullary nail (IMN) that allows controlled axial motion.

Authors: Dirsko J F von Pfeil, Sara Megliolia, Sarah Malek, Mark Rochat, Mathieu Glassman

Objective: The aim of this study was to report the clinical experience with fluoroscopically guided tibial apophyseal percutaneous pinning (TAPP) for tibial tuberosity avulsion fractures (TTAF).

Study design: This is a retrospective case series.

Authors: Federico Longo, Tommaso Nicetto, Antonio Pozzi, Barbara Contiero, Maurizio Isola

Objective: To describe a three-dimensional (3D) computed tomographic (CT) methodology to measure the tibial torsion angle (TTa) and to evaluate intrarater and interrater agreements and accuracy through comparison with anatomic measurements.

Study design: Ex vivo cadaveric study.

Sample population: Thirty-six tibiae from 18 dogs.

Category: Stifle - Tibia
Authors: Surabhi Sharma, Sarah E Boston, Douglas Riddle, Kevin Isakow

A 9-year-old spayed female Cane Corso dog was presented with a 1-week history of an acute right hind limb non-weight-bearing lameness. Six years previously, a right tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) procedure had been performed.

Orthogonal radiographs of the right pelvic limb taken before presentation revealed a comminuted displaced mid-diaphyseal tibial fracture. An aggressive bone lesion with osteolysis and periosteal reaction of the proximal tibia were evident that were most consistent with a primary bone tumor.

Category: Tibia
Authors: Hottmann NM, Johnson MD, Banks SA, Tuyn D, Lewis DD

Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of locking compression plate (LCP) and conical coupling plate (CCP) constructs for the stabilization of experimentally induced gap fractures in cat tibiae.