A biomechanical comparison of external skeletal fixation and plating for the stabilization of ilial osteotomies in dogs.

@article{Fitzpatrick2008ABC,
  title={A biomechanical comparison of external skeletal fixation and plating for the stabilization of ilial osteotomies in dogs.},
  author={Noel Fitzpatrick and Daniel B. Lewis and Alan Cross},
  journal={Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={349-57}
}
This in vitro study compares the biomechanical properties of two methods of ilial fracture repair in dogs. Ten pelves were harvested from skeletally mature mixed breed dogs weighing 20-27 kg and bilateral oblique ilial body osteotomies were created. One hemipelvis from each dog was stabilized with a 2.7 mm plate and screws and the contralateral hemipelvis was stabilized with a five pin linear external fixator construct. Each hemipelvis was mounted at an angle of 30 degrees to an actuator… CONTINUE READING