Pancarpal and pantarsal arthrodesis applications using compression plates in dogs

Ozsoy S., Altunatmaz K.

VETERINARNI MEDICINA, cilt.49, ss.109-113, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17221/5683-vetmed
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.109-113


Pancarpal arthrodesis was carried out in 6 dogs and pantarsal arthrodesis in 3 dogs, which could not use their extremities due to various reasons. For arthrodesis, 3 and 4 mm thick compression plates were used. The application was done on the dorsal aspect. Fusion was radiographically seen to have formed between post-operative 45-75 days in 10 joints belonging to 9 cases. The plate broke in one case. With the exception of 1 case, functional recovery was achieved in all cases accompanied with varying degrees of lameness. While the material was removed from 1 case in which the plate broke and another in which a chronic wound developed in the operation site, plates were not removed from any of the other cases.