A humeral intracondylar repair system for the management of humeral intracondylar fissure and humeral condylar fracture

Authors: 
M B Walton, E Crystal, S Morrison, J Onyett, J McClement, R Allan, M Straw, J F Innes
J Small Anim Pract. 2020 Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13206.

Objectives: To report complications, clinical outcomes and CT-imaging outcomes of a surgical system designed for the management of humeral intracondylar fissures and humeral condylar fractures.

Materials and methods: Retrospective review of fracture healing from medical records, direct owner contact and an online data-submission service. Follow-up included CT scans and a calculated "bone-opacity continuity index" to quantify bone healing.

Results: There was one major surgical complication and one major medical complication out of 34 fissure cases, and two major surgical and one major medical complication out of 14 fractures. Follow-up times ranged from 29 to 1268 days. All cases with CT follow-up had some continuity of bone opacity across the condyle.

Clinical significance: In the cases included in this study, this repair system was associated with low complication rates and favourable healing rates, particularly for humeral intracondylar fissure.