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Clinical Evaluation of a Combination of Dynamic Intramedullary and Cross Pins Construct to Stabilize Supracondylar Femoral Fracture in Dogs

Nikita Gupta, Ashwani Kumar and Vandana Sangwan

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2023: 100 (2) - pages 25 to 29
(Received: , Accepted: )


The study included four clinical cases of dogs presented with supracondylar femoral fractures that were stabilized with a combination of two stainless steel cross pins and two dynamic intramedullary pins inserted in the normograde fashion from the either sides of condyles. Immediate postoperative radiographs showed excellent (n=3) to fair (n=1)fracture reduction. Subsequent follow ups revealed satisfactory limb usage and functional outcome without any complications. This combination technique provided stable implant construct and combined the advantages of both the above mentioned techniques leading to satisfactory functional outcome. Therefore, combining cross with dynamic intramedullary pinning techniques may have potential to be adopted as an alternative technique for the fixation of supracondylar femoral fractures, particularly, in medium to heavy breed dogs.

Key Words: Cross pinning, dog, dynamic intramedullary cross pinning, supracondylar femur fracture

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