A clinical study on the use of veterinary Cuttable plates for femoral diaphyseal fractures in small dog breeds and puppies
Nanaboina Ramesh, EL Chandra Sekhar, KBP Raghavender and G Purushotham
Six immature young dogs (2-8 months old, body weight ranging from 4-14 kg) were presented to Campus Veterinary Hospital, College of Veterinary Science, Rajendranagar were diagnosed to have femoral diaphyseal fractures. Physical examination and Radiography aided in diagnosis. The femur was approached through a cranio-lateral border of thigh for plating. Selection of plate and screws were determined by taking in to consideration of the size of the bone, fracture configuration and weight of the dogs. In all the six cases, the fracture was stabilized with indigenously designed 2.0 mm and 2.7 mm Veterinary Cuttable plates (VCP) along with compatible size of cortical screws under sedation with Xylazine Hydrochloride and Intravenous general anaesthesia with Propofol. Fracture healing was assessed periodically by taking plain radiographs. Postoperatively, all six cases showed complete weight bearing in an average of 30-45 days.
Nanaboina Ramesh, EL Chandra Sekhar, KBP Raghavender, G Purushotham. A clinical study on the use of veterinary Cuttable plates for femoral diaphyseal fractures in small dog breeds and puppies. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(1):473-476.