Use of a 1.5 mm butterfly locking plate for stabilization of atlantoaxial pathology in three toy breed dogs

Dickomeit, Mark; Alves, Lisa; Pekarkova, Marta; Gorgas, Daniela; Forterre, Franck (2011). Use of a 1.5 mm butterfly locking plate for stabilization of atlantoaxial pathology in three toy breed dogs. Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology, 24(3), pp. 246-51. Stuttgart: Schattauer 10.3415/VCOT-10-07-0114

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The objective of this study was to describe the use of a titanium 1.5 mm locking plate in the stabilization of atlantoaxial pathology in three toy breed dogs. Two dogs with atlantoaxial subluxation and another dog with an axial fracture, confirmed by diagnostic imaging, were stabilized via a ventral approach with a 1.5 mm titanium 5-hole locking butterfly-plate. Surgical reduction and stabilization were assessed by computed tomography and radiography after surgery. Follow-up evaluation for resolution of neurological signs and possible complications was performed in all three dogs. For long-term assessment, a telephone follow-up was performed. A considerable improvement of neurological signs occurred within two to four weeks after surgery. An excellent clinical outcome was identified in all three patients. Adequate stabilization and resolution of neurological signs in all three dogs was achieved. The stabilization of atlantoaxial surgical conditions in toy breeds with the 1.5 mm titanium 5-hole butterfly locking plate appears to be an effective means of surgical treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Dickomeit, Mark; Cardoso Alves, Lisa Alexandra; Pekarkova, Marta; Schweizer, Daniela Esther and Forterre, Franck

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0932-0814

Publisher:

Schattauer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

01 Nov 2017 12:16

Publisher DOI:

10.3415/VCOT-10-07-0114

Web of Science ID:

000291902800014

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.12044

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12044 (FactScience: 218318)

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