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End-threaded Intramedullary Pinning for the Stabilization of Supracondylar Femoral Fracture in Goats

Ashwani Kumar, Arun Anand, Vandana Sangwan and Chandan Kumar Singh

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, GASDVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal August 2019 : 96 (8) - pages 66 to 68
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: April, 2019)


Two young male Black Bengal goats suffering from supracondylar fracture of femur were treated using single end threaded (Schanz pin) intramedullary pin under general anaesthesia. Through standardcranio-lateral para-patellar incision the fracture site was approached. Retrograde method of intramedullary pinning was done, with seating of the threaded portion of the pin in the distal bone fragment by making clockwise rotations. Postoperatively, the hindlimb was supported externally with modied Robert Jones bandaging for 2 weeks. This stabilization technique was found to be simple, effective and economical, and has great potential to be adopted for the stabilization of distal diaphyseal / supracondylar fractures of long bones in small ruminants

Key Words: Supracondylar femoral fracture, Goat, Pinning

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