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Bone Transport Osteogenesis and Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis for a Segmental Radius Defect in a Dog
HJ Kim1§, SY Heo1§, SM Jeong2 and HB Lee2*
1College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, 561-756, Korea; 2College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, 561-756, Korea
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A female dog presented with non-weight bearing lameness with an open fracture of the right forelimb. The fracture site had a 40 mm-long defect. A segmental bone defect (SBD) was treated with bone transport osteogenesis (BTO) by using a dynamic circular external skeletal fixator (CESF). After 63 days of BTO, a minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) was applied because of non-union at the docking site. BTO using the dynamic CESF method can be used successfully to restore a bone defect. The MIPO technique during the consolidation period is an alternative method to decrease complications and increase patient quality of life.

Key words: Bone transport osteogenesis, Circular external skeletal fixator, Dog, Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis, Segmental bone defect


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)