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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:11, November, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(11): 579-586

Use of Hybrid External Fixation Technique in the Repair of Long Bone Fractures in Dogs
J.Radhakrishna Rao*, V. Gireesh Kumar, T. Madhava Rao, D.Pramod Kumar, K. Chandra Shekar Reddy and K.B.P. Raghavender
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, P V Narsimha Rao Telangana Veterinary University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India
*Corresponding author

In this study Hybrid External Fixator (HEF) Type Ia was employed in the stabilization of 4 distal fractures of radius-ulna and 2 femoral (1 distal and 1 supracondylar) fractures in 6 dogs. Immediate postoperative radiographs revealed good alignment and apposition of the fracture fragments in all the dogs. The mean time of sufficient callus formation was 45.33 ± 5.10. Postoperative radiographs showed restitution of cortico-medullary continuity by 45th to 60th postoperative days in all the dogs.  The complete weight bearing was ranging from 34th -60th postoperative day with a mean of 42.16± 4.54. The fixator was found rigid and stable till the completion of bone healing in all the dogs. The mean time of the fixator removal was 45.33 ± 5.10 days, with a range of 30 days to 60 days. In one dog valgus deformity was observed. Wounds due to the pressure exerted by the fixator observed in one dog with supracondylar femoral fracture and loosened K– wires were found during removal of ring fixator in two dogs. HEF Type Ia stabilization technique was well suited for the repair of distal and supracondylar fractures of long bones in dogs in this study and resulted in excellent clinical patient outcome with a few negligible minor complications.

Keywords: Hybrid external fixator,long bone fractures,dogs.

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Radhakrishna Rao, J., V. Gireesh Kumar, T. Madhava Rao, D. Pramod Kumar, K. Chandra Shekar Reddy and Raghavender, K.B.P. 2016. Use of Hybrid External Fixation Technique in the Repair of Long Bone Fractures in Dogs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(11): 579-586. doi:
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