Fracture Repair

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.

x-ray of a dog with a proximal physeal slip of the tibia
An x-ray of a dog after and operation to repair a proximal physeal slip of a tibia

A proximal physeal slip of the tibia

x-ray of a fractured olecranon elbow stabalised with a pin and tension band wire

A fractured olecranon (part of the elbow)  stabalised with a single pin and tension band wire

x-ay of a A fractured medial tibial malleolus and dislocated hock (ankle)
x-ray of a cats medial tibial malleolus and disclocated hock stabalised with a pin and tension band

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.

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x-ray of salter harris cat fracture repair
x-ray of a cat fracture showing repair using cross wire and rush style pin

Salter Harris type 1 fracture in a cat repaired with a Kirschner cross wire 

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xray of a cockapoos leg with a salter harris type 2 fracture
x-ray of salter harris type 2 fracture repaired with cross wire and pin on a cockapoo

Salter Harris type 2 fracture in a 10 month old Cockapoo repaired with a Kirschner cross wire plus Rush style pin

An x-ray of a dogs knee cap following an operation for a tibial crest transpositon as part treatment for a dislocating patella

A tibial crest transposition as part treatment for a dislocating patella (kneecap)