Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2008; 21(01): 69-75
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-06-10-0080
Clinical Communication
Schattauer GmbH

Use of T-plates for the stabilisation of supracotyloid ilial fractures in 18 cats and five dogs

J.-C. Troger
1   Surgical Referral Free-land practice, Sceaux, France
E. Viguier
2   Department of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Ecole Vétérinaire de Lyon, Marcy l'Etoile, France
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Publication History

Received 16 October 2006

Accepted 05 February 2007

Publication Date:
17 December 2017 (online)


The use of the AO (Arbeitgemeinschaft fur Osteosynthe- senfragen) veterinary T-plates (1.5/2 mm and 2.7/3.5 mm) forstabilisation ofsupracotyloid ilial fractures in 18 cats and five dogs was evaluated in a retrospective study. The distal fragment from the coxofemoral joint ranged from 0.5 cm to 1 cm with a mean distance of 0.85 cm. Twenty out of 23 (87%) ilial fractures healed in original alignment. Three out of 23 (13%) animals had two loosened screws of the distal fragment with fracture malunion and minor medial displacement of the acetabular fragment. Screw or plate breakage was not observed and the implants were not removed. The clinical result was ‘excellent’ for 18 animals (78%), ‘good’ for four animals (17%), and ‘poor’ for one animal (5%). The use of T-plates permits good correction ofsupracotyloid fractureswith minimal approach and minimizes post-operative complications.

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