The double-arch modified type-1b external skeletal fixator. Technique description and functional outcome for surgical management of canine antebrachial limb deformities.

@article{Fitzpatrick2011TheDM,
  title={The double-arch modified type-1b external skeletal fixator. Technique description and functional outcome for surgical management of canine antebrachial limb deformities.},
  author={Noel Fitzpatrick and Christos Nikolaou and Michael Farrell and Karen L. Perry and Sarah Girling and Thomas James Smith and Russell Yeadon},
  journal={Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={
          374-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To describe acute correction of antebrachial angular and rotational limb deformities (ARLD) using a new external skeletal fixator (ESF). METHODS Dogs that were presented with lameness caused by ARLD were treated by radial and ulnar osteotomies and acute realignment. A modified type-1b ESF incorporating double arches (DA-ESF) and a novel connecting configuration facilitated alignment with six degrees of freedom. Bilateral deformities were corrected surgically in the same session… CONTINUE READING