Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Michael Schettler, Nicky Cassel , Ross C. Elliot, Geoffrey T. Fosgate, Keleigh Schettler, David Biller

Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, breed predisposition and fracture conformation of humeral condylar fractures (HCF) over a 10-year period. Results were compared with published studies emanating from the United Kingdom exploring effect of breed on HCF.

Authors: Wye Li Chong, Louisa Ho Eckart, Rui Sul, Kieri Jermyn, Jacob Michelsen

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes and complications of dogs that had pancarpal arthrodesis (PCA) using a titanium hybrid advanced locking plate system (ALPS) and stainless steel hybrid dynamic compression plate (HDCP).

Study design: Retrospective observational study.

Authors: Rafael C Siqueira, Sheila C Rahal, Luciana R Mesquita, Fabiana A Voorwald, Martin F Fernandes, Marcos Tosati, Celso R Ribeiro, Paulo S Scorsato

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of near-cortical over-drilling holes on the mechanical behaviour of locking plate constructs applied in maned wolf's femur by using mechanical testing and finite element method (FEM).

Authors: Meghan L Davolt, Ella Davis, Brynn McCleery, Garrett Davis

The objective of this study was to compare the strength and stiffness of various fixation methods applied to the long bones of the rabbit forelimb.

Authors: Matthias Kornmayer, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg

The objective of this case series was to report the outcome of a new technique for the surgical treatment of phalangeal fractures in cats and dogs.

Medical records of cats and dogs presented with phalangeal fractures and treated with dowel pinning were retrospectively reviewed.

Authors: Victoria J Roberts, Richard L Meeson
Authors: Georgia Jenkins, Andy P. Moores

Objective To report the incidence of medial epicondylar fissure fracture (MEFF) after medial-to-lateral transcondylar screw placement in dogs with humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) and to identify risk factors for MEFF.

Study design Retrospective study.

Sample population Seventy-four client-owned dogs (88 elbows).

Authors: Michel Paul Johan Teuben et al.

The local inflammatory impact of different reaming protocols in intramedullary nailing has been sparsely investigated. We examined the effect of different reaming protocols on fracture hematoma (FH) immunological characteristics in pigs. To do so, a standardized midshaft femur fracture was induced in adult male pigs.

Authors: Nick Gall, Kevin Parsons, Heidi Radke, Eithne Comerford, Ben Mielke, James Grierson, John Ryan, Elena Addison, Vasileia Logethelou, Agnieszka Blaszyk, Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs

Objectives: The aims of this study were to describe the type, presentation and prognostic factors of feline humeral fractures over a 10-year period and to compare three stabilisation systems for feline humeral diaphyseal fractures.

Authors: Mariana Almeida, Russell Yeadon

A 6-year-old, male, boxer breed dog presented with a 1-month history of severe, gradually progressive right thoracic limb lameness without history of trauma.

Previous medication included oclacitinib for management of atopic skin disease.

The dog was diagnosed with humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) on computed tomography. Therefore, HIF should be considered as a differential diagnosis for thoracic limb lameness in this breed.