Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Dirsko J F von Pfeil, Christopher Horstman

Objective: To develop and evaluate a novel fracture fragment stabilization system, the Sirius minimally invasive bone reduction handle system (SMH), in an artificial fracture model (FxM) simulating a canine femoral fracture repair with a minimally invasive orthopedic approach.

Study design: In vitro experimental study.

Sample population: Synthetic fractured femurs with soft-tissue coverage analog (n = 8).

Authors: Özlem Şengöz Şirin, Bruno Peirone, Lisa Adele Piras, Hasan Bilgili

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of computer-assisted hexapod fixators in dogs and to consider the advantages and disadvantages during implementation.

Authors: Darren R Carwardine, Mark J Gosling, Neil J Burton, Ffion L O'Malley, Kevin J Parsons

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the use of patient-specific three-dimensional (3D)-printed osteotomy guides, repositioning guides and custom-printed titanium plates for acute correction of antebrachial limb deformities in four dogs.

Authors: Javier García, Russell Yeadon, Miguel A Solano

Objective: To report the surgical management, complications, and short-term outcomes for dogs with humeral Y-T fractures (ie, fractures affecting the medial and lateral aspect of the humeral condyle extending from the articular surface) that had been approached bilaterally (medial and lateral) and stabilized with two locking compression plates (LCP) and to investigate risk factors for major complications in the short term.

Authors: Isobel C Monotti, Christopher A Preston, Scott W Kidd

Objective: The aim of this study was to report outcomes in dogs with periprosthetic femoral fractures associated with a press-fit cementless femoral total hip replacement implant.

Authors: Piana F, Solano M, Kalff S, Yeadon R

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to document application of locking plates for stabilization of acetabular fractures along with complications and clinical outcomes. We hypothesized that complications and clinical outcomes would be comparable to historical reports using non-locking plate and screw constructs.

Authors: Sanchez Villamil C, Phillips ASJ, Pegram CL, O'Neill DG, Meeson RL

OBJECTIVE: To report the prevalence, configuration, risk factors, fixation methods and outcomes after repair of humeral condylar fractures (HCF) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective nested cohort study.

SAMPLE POPULATION: One hundred twelve dogs.

Authors: Miraldo D, Salmelin B, Yeadon R

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to report the surgical technique and clinical outcome of a modified cross-pin technique for the treatment of distal tibial physeal fractures in cats without postoperative external coaptation.

STUDY DESIGN: This study was a retrospective clinical study.

Authors: Mulon PY, Zarzosa M, Harper DP, Anderson DE.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of 2 augmentation techniques on the mechanical properties of titanium cannulated bone screws.

Authors: Zide AN, Jones SC, Litsky AS, Kieves NR.

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the load at failure and mode of failure of four constructs used to stabilize a tibial tuberosity osteotomy, including two vertically aligned pins (V), two horizontally aligned pins (H), two vertically aligned pins with a tension band wire (V-TB) and two horizontally aligned pins with a tension band wire (H-TB).