versão impressa ISSN 0103-8478
SOUZA, Amaro Fábio de Albuquerque; TUDURY, Eduardo Alberto; SILVA, Ana Maria Martins da e VIDAL, Ilvio Mendes. ALTERNATIVES METHODS FOR FRACTURE STABILIZATION OF RADIO AND ULNA IN DOGS AND CATS. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2001, vol.31, n.1, pp. 81-87. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782001000100013.
Due to the great number of distal diaphyseal and metaphyseal radio and ulna fractures in small animals and high cost of orthopedical implants recommended in literature, the study of new methods of stabilization for reducing inherent inconveniences to such techniques and costs of orthopedical surgeries was necessary. For such objective, an internal immobilization method of the radio with a single intramedullary pin complemented by a double interfragmentary hemicerclage in X (10 animals) and the method of placement of an intramedullary pin in the radio and another in the ulna (7 animals), were tested in 17 animals (15 canine and 2 felines), thus trying, to block all forces present in the fracture focus. These methods, demonstrated to be surgically viable, diminishing costs, anesthesic period, frequency of aid after surgery, incision size and degree of bone exposition when compared to other methods mentioned in the revised literature.
Palavras-chave : fracture fixation; radio and ulna; dog and cat surgery.