Journal News

VCOT 5/2015

Over the last several years, bridging plate osteosynthesis has gained in popularity and is now a well-accepted technique for comminuted shaft fractures in small animals. Locking plates in particular are well-suited for bridging osteosynthesis as they provide angular stability, require minimal contouring and do not displace the fracture fragments during screw tightening. However, to date, there are no guidelines for veterinary patients regarding the optimal number of screws per fragment. In this issue of VCOT, A. Bilmont et al have conducted a study with the purpose of assessing construct survival with 2 or 3 screws per fragment. Read the actual article Opens external link in new windowhere.