Use of IMEX SK-circular external fixator hybrid constructs for fracture stabilization in dogs and cats

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
James P FareseKrista B Halling

Abstract

Complex long-bone fractures with short juxta-articular fracture segments can be difficult to manage. Recently, IMEX Veterinary, Inc., began producing titanium hybrid rods that can be secured to ring components of the IMEX circular external skeletal fixation system to create SK-circular hybrids. In this case series, SK-circular hybrids were used to stabilize long-bone fractures (two femoral, one humeral, and three tibial fractures) with short distal bone segments in three dogs and three cats with body weights ranging from 1.9 to 15 kg (mean, 6.7 kg; median, 5.4 kg). Although three cases required surgical revision, animals ambulated well and all fractures obtained union. Time to radiographic union ranged from 62 to 137 days (mean, 90 days; median, 84 days). The functional outcome was considered excellent in all six cases.

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