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Treatment of central tarsal bone fractures in the racing Greyhound.

Abstract

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.

Authors

Boudrieau RJ, Dee JF, Dee LG

Source

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 184:12 1984 Jun 15 pg 1492-500

MeSH

Animals
Bone Screws
Dog Diseases
Dogs
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
Fractures, Bone
Hindlimb
Running
Tarsal Bones
Tarsus, Animal

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6735873