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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 119-124

Comparative Effectiveness of Low Density Polypropylene (LDPP) Splint and Fiberglass Cast in Repair of Long Bone Fractures in Canines
Adarsh Bijapur, G.U. Yadav* and D.U. Lokhande
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai – 12, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur (M.S), India
*Corresponding author

Canines suffering from long bone fractures were immobilized by low density polypropylene (LDPP) splint and fiber glass cast. The study was conducted in clinical cases of 12 dogs suffering from long bone fractures. Animals were divided in two groups viz. Group I: Low density polypropylene (LDPP) splint (N=6) and Group II: Fiber Glass cast (N=6). Dogs immobilized with fiberglass casts attained full mobility and complete weight bearing on fractured limb earlier than the dogs treated with Low density polypropylene (LDPP) splints. The Cost of immobilization in Group II was comparatively higher than the cost of implant in Group I. Comparatively complications were observed more in dogs treated with fiberglass casts than the dogs with low density polypropylene (LDPP) splints.

Keywords: Canine, Low Density Polypropylene (LDPP) splint, Fiber glass cast, Long bone fracture

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Adarsh Bijapur, G.U. Yadav and Lokhande, D.U. 2019. Comparative Effectiveness of Low Density Polypropylene (LDPP) Splint and Fiberglass Cast in Repair of Long Bone Fractures in Canines.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 119-124. doi:
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