Modified intramedullary nail to treat diaphyseal femoral fracture in a dog - Case report

  • Silvio Henrique de Freitas
  • Renata Gebara Sampaio Dória
  • Bruno Watanabe Minto
  • Andrigo Barboza de Nardi
  • Marcos Marini Melo
  • Lázaro Manoel de Camargo
  • Marcelo Diniz dos Santos
  • Antonio Carlos Shimano
  • Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio
Keywords: Femur, , modified interloking nail, polymethylmethacrylate, canine

Abstract

ABSTRACT. de Freitas S.H., Dória R.G.S., Minto B.W., de Nardi A.B., Melo M.M., de Camargo L.M., dos Santos M.D., Shimano A.C. & Ambrósio C.E. [Modified intramedullary nail to treat diaphyseal femoral fracture in a dog - Case report]. Haste intramedular modificada no tratamento de fratura diafisária de fêmur em cão - Relato de caso. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 35(4):323-328, 2013. Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Campus Jaboticabal, Rua Ivo Bellodi 21, Jardim Eldorado, Jaboticabal, SP 14887-106, Brasil. E-mail: shfreitas@terra.com.br The long bone fractures play a major role in clinical-surgical routine, both in veterinary and human medicine. Due to the frequency in which they occur it is clear the necessity for reparative orthopedic procedures. Among the treatment techniques, the method of interlocking nail provides rigid stabilization of diaphyseal fractures and has biomechanical advantages compared to other stabilization techniques. We report a case of femoral fracture in a dog treated with the use of a modified intramedullary interloking nail, made of Steinmann pin and polymethylmethacrylate. We were able to realign the proximal and distal bone fragments, achieving the fracture healing and the patient return to normal activities. It is concluded that the use of intramedullary modified technique is efficient and can be used as an additional option in the treatment of diaphyseal femoral fractures in dogs.

Published
2019-05-19
How to Cite
de Freitas, S. H., Dória, R. G. S., Minto, B. W., de Nardi, A. B., Melo, M. M., de Camargo, L. M., dos Santos, M. D., Shimano, A. C., & Ambrósio, C. E. (2019). Modified intramedullary nail to treat diaphyseal femoral fracture in a dog - Case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 35(4), 323-328. Retrieved from http://rbmv.org/index.php/BJVM/article/view/631

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