Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2017; 30(06): 453-460
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-17-01-0015
Clinical Communication
Schattauer GmbH

Locking T-Plate Repair of Ilial Fractures in Cats and Small Dogs

Andrew B. Scrimgeour
1   Rata Veterinary Surgery, Bristol, United Kingdom
Andrew Craig
2   Southwern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Ringwood, United Kingdom
Philip G. Witte
2   Southwern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Ringwood, United Kingdom
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Further Information

Publication History

received 25 January 2017

accepted after revision 12 July 2017

Publication Date:
04 December 2017 (online)


Objectives To assess screw loosening and pelvic narrowing following the use of locking implants to stabilise ilial body fractures in cats and small dogs.

Methods Review of clinical records and post operative and follow up radiography of 12 cats and five small dogs to evaluate accuracy of fracture reduction, screw purchase and subsequent screw loosening and reduction in pelvic diameter.

Results No screw loosening or reduction in pelvic diameter was observed at follow up.

Clinical Significance Locking T-plates may prevent complications reported following the use of conventional implant systems for the repair of ilial fractures in cats and small dogs.

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