Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 1995; 08(04): 203-209
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1632457
Statistical Report
Schattauer GmbH

Characteristics of 1000 Femur Fractures in the Dog and Cat

T. D. Braden
1   From the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
S. W. Eicker
2   Section of Epidemiology, Cornell Veterinary School, Ithaca, New York
D. Abdinoor
3   Mobile Veterinary Surgical Services, Salem, New Hampshire, USA
W. D. Prieur
4   Altenweg Muehle, Liesich, Germany
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Received for publication 10 June 1994

Publication Date:
09 February 2018 (online)


A fracture documentation study of the femur in dogs and cats was developed. It consists of frequency of type of animal involved, the type of fracture involved, and the type of repair carried out. Specifically, the data documented are: date, leg, patient number, practice number, surgeon number, sex, species, age, weight, amount overweight, fracture site, skin condition, fragment number, days trauma to surgery, Salter type, management, presurgical complications, primary fixation, secondary fixation, graft, cerclage wire, cerclage method, screw size, Kirschner wire size, pin size, plate, pins (Kirschner apparatus), bars (Kirschner apparatus). This data was collected over a five-year period from 79 surgeons in private and university practice in 10 different countries.

One thousand femur fractures were documented in this retrospective study. The type of animals and type of fractures are reported herewith. Also the type of fixation is reported. This is the most comprehensive femur fracture study reported to date.


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