P. Chou (1), C. Runyon (1), T. Bailey (1), R. Béraud (1)
(1) Department of Companion Animals – Small Animal Surgery, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince-Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Objectives: To describe the use of Y-shaped tibia plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) plates for the stabilization of supracotyloid ilial fracture in four dogs and one cat. Methods: Clinical cases with supracotyloid ilial fracture that were repaired with a Y-shaped TPLO plate were retrospectively reviewed. Fracture type, concurrent injuries, fracture management, radiographic outcome and clinical recovery were documented. Results: All fractures were reduced and a Y-shaped TPLO plate was applied with one short-term complication. Four fractures healed in original alignment. Screw loosening and malunion was documented in one patient at the six week follow-up examination. All patients had good to excellent limb function in the long-term follow-up. Clinical significance: The use of TPLO Y-shaped plates for supracotyloid ilial fractures allows good fracture reduction and fixation with a minimal approach and few postoperative complications.
Cat, dog, TPLO plate, supracotyloid ilial fracture
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H. Hartmann1, R. Schmitz2, S. Reder3, J. Höchel1
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M. Risselada1; H. de Rooster2; O. Taeymans1; H. van Bree1
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