Use of locking plate in combination with dynamic compression plate for repair of tibial fracture in a young horse

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1 Teaching Veterinary Clinical Service Complex, Sher-e-Kashmir University Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir, Shuhama, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India

2 Training and Education Centre, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India

3 Resident of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India

4 Division of Surgery, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243 122, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India


Grade 1 open spiral fracture of left tibia in a 1.5 year-old horse was treated using a combination of 4.5 mm locking compression plate (LCP) and a dynamic compression plate applied in a neutralization manner. The open wound was managed postoperatively by regular dressing and lavage. Radiograph at 24 days post-treatment revealed callus formation and at two months complete bridging callus was observed. At the end of six months complete healing of the fracture with functional recovery of the limb was observed.


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