Use of a hybrid external skeletal fixator construct for managing tibial tuberosity avulsion fractures in three dogs

Published on May 4, 2021in Javma-journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association1.29
· DOI :10.2460/JAVMA.258.10.1098
Valentine D. Verpaalen2
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Daniel Lewis31
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CASE DESCRIPTION 3 juvenile (4 to 5 months of age) medium- to large-breed or crossbred dogs were evaluated for sudden unilateral non–weight-bearing lameness in a pelvic limb after a fall during str...
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#1Valentine D. Verpaalen (UGA: University of Georgia)
#2Daniel Lewis (UF: University of Florida)H-Index: 31
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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical properties of a hybrid external skeletal fixator (HESF) construct to the placement of paired interfragmentary Kirschner wires alone, and pin and tension band wire (PTBW) fixation for the stabilization of simulated tibial tuberosity fractures in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Tibias were harvested from 12 skeletally mature dog cadavers weighing 20 to 30 kg. An osteotomy was made through the base of the tibial tuberosity, which was subsequently ...
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