New trends in
New trends in fixation of femur fracture in dogs.
Awad M.A, Ahmed I.H, Hassan M.M, Ibrahim, A.*, Henawy A.T** and Hashem M.A.
Department of Surgery, Anesthesiology and Radiology; and *Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and **Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine. Suez Canal University.
Abstract: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of iliac crest auto bone graft (ICBG), Hydroxyapatite (HA), and the both ICBG & HA together on the healing process of an experimentally induced femoral fractures in dogs fixed with Ender‘s nail (EN). The present work conducted on twenty apparently healthy male dogs divided equally into four groups. Group I left as a control while, groups II& III were treated with ICBG and HA respectively and group IV, treated with ICBG with HA. Clinical, radiographical and histopathological examinations were made for assessment of the healing process. This study concluded that, ICBG with HA provides the most dense callus formation with smooth uniformed contour and the earliest fracture healing with normal attitude and gait rather than the other groups.
[Awad M.A, Ahmed I.H, Hassan M.M, Ibrahim, A., Henawy A.T and Hashem M.A. New trends in fixation of femur fracture in dogs. J Am Sci 2013;9(6):166-173]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 19
Key words: pressure ulcer, Braden scale, predictive validity, specificity, sensitivity. Full Text 19