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Medial plating for carpal panarthrodesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15860107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for carpal panarthrodesis using a medially applied dynamic compression plate (DCP) and to evaluate outcome.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.
ANIMALS: Nine dogs with 10 carpal joint injuries.
METHODS: Medical records of dogs that had carpal panarthrodesis by medial application of a DCP were reviewed. Signalment, cause and type of injury, preoperative treatment, operative technique, and postoperative clinical and radiographic outcome were retrieved.
RESULTS: Screw loosening in the metacarpal bones required surgical revision in 3 dogs. The plate was removed because of lick dermatitis in another dog. No complications were observed in 6 arthrodeses. All dogs were subsequently sound.
CONCLUSIONS: Medial application of a DCP is a reliable, reproducible method for carpal panarthrodesis. The load on the edge of the plate provides an increased area moment of inertia of the plate, enhancing it resistance to bending forces. Because of the valgus standing position of the canine carpus, dynamic compression is achieved. The DCP is secured to 1-3 metacarpal bones and loosening of the implant and bone fractures are expected to occur less frequently.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Medial plating for carpal panarthrodesis is a valid alternative method that can be used in dogs with injuries to the carpus for which panarthrodesis of the carpal joint is indicated.
Authors:
Tomás G Guerrero; Pierre M Montavon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary surgery : VS     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0161-3499     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Surg     Publication Date:    2005 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-29     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  2011-04-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113214     Medline TA:  Vet Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Small Animal Surgery, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland. tguerrero@vetclinics.unizh.ch
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Arthrodesis / instrumentation,  methods,  veterinary*
Biomechanics
Bone Plates / veterinary*
Carpus, Animal / injuries*,  surgery*
Dogs / injuries,  surgery*
Female
Male
Prosthesis Implantation / methods,  veterinary
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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