publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Treatment of type 2 and 4 olecranon fractures with locking compression plate (LCP) osteosynthesis in horses: a prospective study (2002-2008)

Jackson, Michelle Amanda; Kummer, M; Auer, Jörg A; Hagen, Regine; Fürst, Anton;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Schattauer
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
This prospective study describes a series of 18 olecranon fractures in 16 horses that were treated with locking compression plates (LCP). Twelve of the 18 fractures were simple (type 2), whereas six were comminuted (type 4). Six fractures were open and 12 were closed. Each horse underwent LCP osteosynthesis consisting of open reduction and application of one or two LCP. Complete fracture healing was achieved in 13 horses. Three horses had to be euthanatized: two because of severe infection and one because of a comminuted radial fracture 11 days after fixation of the olecranon fracture. Complications encountered after discharge of the horses from the Equine Hospi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Equine Department, Department of Small Animals, 570 Life sciences; biology
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