Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2010; 23(01): 14-18
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-09-02-0013
Original Research
Schattauer GmbH

Screw loosening six weeks after triple pelvic osteotomy

Comparison of pre-tapped with self-tapping 3.5 mm cortical screws
Y. M. Beosier
1   The Companion Animal Clinic ANUBIS, Aartselaar-Antwerp, Belgium
,
R. Daems
1   The Companion Animal Clinic ANUBIS, Aartselaar-Antwerp, Belgium
,
L. A. A. Janssens
1   The Companion Animal Clinic ANUBIS, Aartselaar-Antwerp, Belgium
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Further Information

Publication History

Received: 05 February 2009

Accepted: 22 July 2009

Publication Date:
19 December 2017 (online)

Summary

A retrospective study of 62 dogs that underwent unilateral triple pelvic osteotomy with a Slocum triple pelvic osteotomy plate and Synthes 3.5 mm cortical screws. We compared the probability of screw loosening after six weeks in dogs in which pre-tapped screws were used (30 dogs), with dogs in which self-tapping screws were used (32 dogs). Screw loosening was significantly less prevalent with self-tapping screws than pre-tapped screws.