At Spring Corner we are fully equipped to carry out most fracture repairs. We not only have a complete range or dynamic compression plates from 1.5mm to 3.5mm, but also the latest range of advanced titanium locking plates. Whilst these new technologies have revolutionised our approach to some fractures, they can be expensive. Using a pair of locking plates on a fracture can cost over £600 in materials alone. Fortunately many fractures can still be repaired using pins and wires and in many cases this is the optimal solution. These implants are inexpensive.
Below we have shown some examples where these techniques have recently been used in 2022. All of these patients had good outcomes and are fully recovered/recovering.
A proximal physeal slip of the tibia
A fractured olecranon (part of the elbow) stabalised with a single pin and tension band wire
A fractured medial tibial malleolus and dislocated hock (ankle) on a cat, stabilised with a single 0.9mm pin plus tension band. One of our smallest fracture repairs on a crucial area.
Salter Harris type 1 fracture in a cat repaired with a Kirschner cross wire
Salter Harris type 2 fracture in a 10 month old Cockapoo repaired with a Kirschner cross wire plus Rush style pin
A tibial crest transposition as part treatment for a dislocating patella (kneecap)