Treatment of central tarsal bone fractures in the racing Greyhound.
Methods of repair of central tarsal bone (Tc) fractures in the racing greyhound can involve coaptation, single-screw fixation, or 2-screw fixation. Successful management, defined as a return to competitive racing, was obtained in 71% of 114 affected dogs treated by these methods. Both 1- and 2-screw fixation, with interfragmentary compression, was used to repair Tc fractures in 81 dogs. It was concluded that satisfactory results can be expected by use of open reduction and screw fixation in all types of Tc fractures except those that are severely comminuted.
SourceJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 184:12 1984 Jun 15 pg 1492-500
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
Pub Type(s)Comparative Study