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Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2017)

Management of radius-ulna and tibial diaphyseal fractures with type IIa external skeletal fixation in dogs

Author(s):
J Radhakrishna Rao, V Gireesh Kumar, T Madhava Rao, D Pramod Kumar and K Chandra Shekar Reddy
Abstract:
In this study Type IIa external skeletal fixation was applied to stabilize 5 radius-ulna fractures and 1 tibial fracture in dogs. Immediate postoperative radiographs revealed good alignment and apposition of the fracture fragments in all the dogs. The mean time of sufficient callus formation was 54.33 ± 6.60 days. Postoperative radiographs showed restitution of cortico-medullary continuity by 40th to 55th postoperative day in all the dogs. The complete weight bearing was ranging from 32nd - 90th postoperative day. The fixator was found rigid and stable till the completion of bone healing in all the dogs. The mean time of the fixator removal was 54.33 ± 6.60 days. Minor pin tract infection was noticed in one dog which was managed by treatment. Type IIa external skeletal fixation was well suited for the repair of radius-ulna and tibial diaphyseal fractures in dogs with a few negligible minor complications.
Pages: 372-376  |  661 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
J Radhakrishna Rao, V Gireesh Kumar, T Madhava Rao, D Pramod Kumar, K Chandra Shekar Reddy. Management of radius-ulna and tibial diaphyseal fractures with type IIa external skeletal fixation in dogs. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(8):372-376.
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