Locking Compression Plate fixation of radial and tibial fractures in a young dog

Journal: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology (VCOT)
ISSN: 0932-0814
Issue: 2005: Issue 3 2005
Pages: 194-198

Locking Compression Plate fixation of radial and tibial fractures in a young dog

C. S. Schwandt, P. M. M
Clinic for Small Animal Surgery of the Vetsuisse Faculty University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


dog, LCP, radius, tibia


A six-month-old, male Bernese Mountain Dog in which radius-ulna and tibia-fibula concomitant fractures were treated each with a 3.5 mm Locking Compression Plate (LCP) is presented. Both fractures were approached and plated medially. The tibial fracture had to be revised with a 4.5 mm intramedullary nail and a new 3.5 mm LCP at the second post-operative day because of fixation breakdown. The follow-up radiographs taken at days 14 and 53 revealed uneventful healing of both fractures. Implants were removed 53 days after surgery.

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