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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 112) Last page : ( 115)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

PMMA plate for fixation and repair of tibial fractures-A study of six caprines

Doijode Vinit1,*, Kumar D. Dilip2, Shivaprakash B.V.3

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar-585401 (Karnataka)

1Post Graduate Scholar Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar-585401 (Karnataka)

2Professor and Head Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar-585401 (Karnataka)

3Director of Research Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar-585401 (Karnataka)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: doijodevinit@gmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.

Abstract

Six goats with tibial fractures were subjected to fixation and repair study. All animals were treated with internal immobilisation with fabricated polypropylene mesh impregnated poly methylmethacrylate plates. After treatment all animals were applied with splints for five days. Post-operatively, the animals were evaluated for implant stability, weight bearing and radiographic evaluation. The implant provided sufficient stability for fracture fragments and animals started showing mild weight bearing from 7th day onwards and good weight bearing by 30th day. Radiographic evaluation showed periosteal callus formation by 15th day on far cortex side then on the near cortex of plate. Complete cortical union was noticed by 60th post-operative day. The study concluded that polypropylene mesh impregnated plate provided sufficient strength and stability to the fracture site and was economical and affordable for internal fixation in goats.

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Keywords

Goat, fracture, polypropylene, PMMA, tibia.

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