Fracture of the proximal tibial epiphysis and tuberosity in 10 dogs

Clements, D. N., Gemmill, T., Corr, S. A. , Bennett, D. and Carmichael, S. (2003) Fracture of the proximal tibial epiphysis and tuberosity in 10 dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 44(8), pp. 355-358. (doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2003.tb00167.x) (PMID:12934809)

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Abstract

Ten dogs were presented with fractures of the proximal tibial epiphysis and tuberosity. All dogs had a cranioproximal-caudodistal angulation of the tibial plateau. Six dogs had marked caudal displacement of the proximal tibial epiphysis, five of which had also sustained fractures of the proximal fibula. The estimated mean angle of inclination of the tibial plateau of affected limbs was 45·8 ± 9·6°, which was significantly greater (P< 0 ·0005) than the estimated mean angle of the normal contralateral limb 26·2 ± 6·6°. The mean angle of inclination of the tibial plateau of dogs with fibular fractures (n=5) was not significantly different from dogs without fibular fractures (n=5) (P > 0·25). Five dogs were treated conservatively and five were treated by three different methods of surgical repair. Surgically treated dogs had significantly greater preoperative tibial plateau angles (P< 0 ·05). All dogs regained full limb usage, regardless of the method of treatment chosen.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Corr, Sandra and Bennett, Professor David
Authors: Clements, D. N., Gemmill, T., Corr, S. A., Bennett, D., and Carmichael, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Small Animal Practice
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0022-4510
ISSN (Online):1748-5827

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