Journal article

Use of a lateral tibial head buttress plate in the repair of an open comminuted supracondylar femoral fracture in a German Shepherd dog

MR Glyde, DA Lidbetter, WT Wong

IRISH VETERINARY JOURNAL | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2003

Abstract

An 8.5-month-old neutered female German Shepherd dog with a grade 1 open left supracondylar femoral fracture was repaired with the application of an AO/ASIF right lateral tibial head buttress (LTHB) plate applied to the lateral surface of the femur. The unique design of this plate enabled placement of five screws in the distal fracture fragment, thereby achieving excellent stability without compromising stifle joint mobility. The fracture healed without long-term complications. The LTHB plate proved to be a simple and effective method for supracondylar femoral fracture repair and overcame the limitations of standard bone plates in treating this type of fracture. Further studies are warranted..

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