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WSVA7-0074 ORTHOPEDICS
FIXATION OF RADIUS-ULNA FRACTURE USED BY CIRCULAR EXTERNAL SKELETAL FIXATOR IN 12 CATS
H. Bilgili1, O. Ozdemir2, S. Ulusan1, S. Jaafer1, B. Kurum3
1Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, Sivas, Turkey
3Kirikkale University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, Kirikkale, Turkey
Introduction
Ilizarov apparatus is a superb circular external skeletal fixation systems, used in many fields of different orthopaedic conditions. Ilizarov method and circular external skeletal fixator are highly used in veterinary orthopaedics. It is not only used in fracture fixation, but also bone lengthening, nonunion, correcting angular deformity, arthrodesis and bone transport. The aim of this study is indicated Circular External Skeletal Fixation (CESF) System, designed by our team, for treatment of radius-ulna fractures in cats and shares all outcomes with our colleagues.
Objectives
This study was realized on different ages, breeds, sexes and weights 12 cats with radius-ulna fractures.
Methods
The CESF System for cats is formed in 2 different types (full rings and 5/8 rings), 35 mm diameters of rings and connection rods on 4 mm diameters, in addition to 1.0 mm, 1.2 mm and 1.5 mm diameters K-wires and 7 number nut-key for wire fixation bolts and nuts. Limited open approach was performed in all cases.
Results
The first usage of affected limb was observed on postoperative 1st-3rd day for all cases. While the radiological consolidation was shown in postoperative 25th-38th days, the apparatus was removed in postoperative 35th-50th days. According to the clinical and cosmetical outcomes, 7 cases were evaluated “excellent”, 4 cases “good”, excepted for pin tract infection, and “poor” owing to pin breakage in a case.
Conclusions
As a conclusion, CESF System and its apparatus, designed by us, is determined reliable using for treatment of radius-ulna fractures in cats and is well- tolerated by cats.
WSVA7-0081 ORTHOPEDICS
EVALUATION AND SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SACROILIAC FRACTURE-LUXATIONS IN 28 CATS AND 25 DOGS
H. Bilgili1, I. Ergin1, O.O. Senel1, O. Ozdemir2, S. Ulusan1
1Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery, Sivas, Turkey
Introduction
Sacroiliac luxation (SIL) is an orthopaedic problem due to the deformation of the joint surface between ala osis ilium and sacral wings. Pelvic fractures
can be frequently seen on dogs and cats with SIL due to geometric structure of pelvis and insufficient musculotendinous forces of the bones.
Objectives
The aim of this study is to evaluate sacroiliac fracture- luxations clinically and radiographically, to treat with uni- or bilateral screw fixation and to describe surgical outcomes in cats and dogs. The material of this study are 28 cats and 25 dogs with complaints of pain, reluctant moving one or two hind limbs and/or dragging the hind limbs.
Methods
Ventrodorsal radiographs are taken and sacroiliac fracture-luxations and pelvic fractures are examined and surgery is advised. Uni- or bilateral sacroiliac screw fixations are performed surgically. Pelvic fractures are stabilized to the anatomical realignment of cases’ by pin and/or K-wire fixation.
Results
Mean age of the cats was 3.25±1.53 years and the dogs was 3.08±2.15 years. Mean body weight was 3.73±0.54 kg for cats, 18.76±11.11 kg for dogs. Sacroiliac luxations were unilateral in 8 cats and 15 dogs; bilateral in 20 cats and 10 dogs. According to postoperative clinical and radiographical outcomes, screw and pin stabilization is found satisfactory.
Conclusions
In conclusion, the cases are succesfully treated by pin/ screw application without any complication (implant failure, nerve injury, etc.) during postoperative period and well-tolerated to the surgery.
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