01/22 | Clinical & Field Article | Veterinary Surgery and Radiology

Polyaxial Locking Plate (Pax) in Management of Oblique Diaphyseal Fracture of Tibia in 8 Months Old Labrador

P. Saravana Kumar, A. Arun Prasad, Mohamed Shafiuzama, H.Pushkin Raj and M.Barathidasan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Madras Veterinary College, Vepery, Chennai-600 007.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2021 : 98 (1) - pages 43 to 45
(Received: January, 2022, Accepted: January, 2022)


An eight-month-old intact female Labrador was presented to Small Animal Orthopaedic Unit of Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital with history of non-weight bearing lameness in right hind leg. Clinical examination revealed severe pain and crepitation in right tibial midshaft. Further radiography confirmed simple oblique diaphyseal fracture of right tibia. Open reduction and internal fixation technique of the fracture with 3.5mm polyaxial locking plating system(PAX) was used to fix the fracture. Post operative care was done with antibiotics, NSAIDs and bandaging for prescribed period. The dog recovered uneventfully.with full weight bearing in the affected limb.

Key Words: PAX system, Tibia and internal fixation.

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