A clinical study on the use of single ‘Arrow-pin’ technique for management of supracondylar femoral fractures in young dogs
Nanaboina Ramesh, M Anil, KBP Raghavender, V Gireesh Kumar, EL Chandra Sekhar and C Latha
Six young dogs (5-12 months old, body weight ranging from 6-14 kg) were presented to Dr. Dog Pet Hospital, Banjarahills, Hyderabad, was diagnosed to have supracondylar distal femoral fracture over a period of one year (from December 2016 to December 2017). Physical examination and radiography aided in diagnosis. In all the six cases, the fracture was stabilized with self-designed single ‘Arrow-pin’ under sedation with the combination of Xylazine Hydrochloride and Ketamine Hydrochloride and Intravenous general anaesthesia with Propofol. Postoperative radiograph showed good pin placement and bone reduction. For all six the six dogs, cage rest and restricted activity was accomplished for 8 weeks. Fracture healing was assessed periodically by taking radiographs on the day 1, 15, 30 and 45. The mean lameness scores in the animals was found to be 3 ± 0.25, 2.16 ± 0.30, 1.33 ± 0.21, 1 ± 0 and 1 ± 0 respectively by the end of 1st day, 7th day, 15th day, 30th day and 45th day of surgery. Postoperatively, all the six dogs showed complete weight bearing in an average of 45-50 days.
Nanaboina Ramesh, M Anil, KBP Raghavender, V Gireesh Kumar, EL Chandra Sekhar, C Latha. A clinical study on the use of single ‘Arrow-pin’ technique for management of supracondylar femoral fractures in young dogs. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):1047-1050.