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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Open and closed intramedullary pinning of tibial fractures in dogs

Author(s):
Aswathy Gopinathan, Kiranjeet Singh, Azam Khan and Surendra Dunthur Siddaraju
Abstract:
This clinical study was conducted on 12 dogs presented with simple non - articular tibia fracture to compare open and closed intramedullary pinning. Selected cases were closed, transverse, oblique and spiral fractures of tibia. Routine clinical and radiographic examination was conducted for diagnosis, assessment and planning of surgical procedure. Both open (6) and closed (6) intra-medullary pinning techniques were used for fracture repair. Full cerclage wiring was used for extra support in three cases. Clinical evaluation was carried out routinely at periodic intervals for signs of swelling, exudation and weight bearing in all the dogs. Cases were evaluated on the basis of clinical and radiographic results obtained immediately after surgery and on the 30th, 45th, 60th days post-surgery. Post-operative radiographs showed progressive healing of fracture site with callus formation. The results of present clinical study revealed that closed intramedullary pinning of tibia took lesser time for fracture healing compared to open reduction. Open method of intramedullary pinning is equally effective though wound dehiscence was a common drawback.
Pages: 2023-2029  |  811 Views  529 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Aswathy Gopinathan, Kiranjeet Singh, Azam Khan and Surendra Dunthur Siddaraju. Open and closed intramedullary pinning of tibial fractures in dogs. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 2023-2029.

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