Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Cindy M Geier, Katherine H Barnes, Bradley T Simon, Kelley M Thieman Mankin

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a smoke-evacuation unit on reducing ultrafine particle concentration in the operating room (OR) during the approach to the proximal tibia for tibial plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

Study design: Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial.

Authors: E Kvale, I Kalmukov, L Grassato, S Kalff, M Solano

Objectives: The objective of this study was to report outcome and postoperative complications following stabilisation of humeral condylar fractures in skeletally immature French bulldogs with a transcondylar screw combined with locking or hybrid locking plates.

Authors: J Winter, R L Meeson, P Egan, S Langley-Hobbs, A Belch

Objectives: To describe the occurrence, management and outcome of proximal metaphyseal curvilinear tibial fractures in skeletally immature dogs.

Authors: Carlos Rubinos, Richard L Meeson

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the demography, aetiology, location and classification of physeal fractures in cats, and to describe their management and outcomes.

Authors: Johanna S Evers, Stanley E Kim

Objective: To report the use of an ancillary plate spanning from the calcaneus to the common calcaneal tendon to stabilize a comminuted fracture in a dog.

Study design: Case report ANIMALS: Two year old male neutered mix-breed dog.

Authors: L Chau, L Wilson

Aim: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcome of pes varus deformity correction in dachshunds managed with acute medial opening wedge osteotomy of the distal tibia and stabilised with a mini hybrid external skeletal fixator (HESF).

Authors: Eirik Kvale, Rocio Chicon Rueda, Noel Fitzpatrick

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe a novel limb-sparing technique for the management of feline bone neoplasia using a custom-made femoral endoprosthesis in combination with a total knee replacement (TKR) prosthesis.

Authors: Claudio Motta, Philip Witte, Andrew Craig

The objective of this study was to document the short- and medium-to-long-term outcomes and complication rates of Y-T humeral condylar fractures fixed using titanium polyaxial locking plate (T-PLP).

Authors: Kelly Schrock, Sharon C Kerwin, Nick Jeffery

Objective: The aim of this study was to summarize outcomes and complications of gunshot fracture management in small animals.

Authors: P Hyndman, A J Worth, K Clark

Aims: To compare the mechanical performance and mode of failure in four-point bending of two different 2.0 mm "string of pearls" locking plates that differ in dimensions.