• Locking Plates in Veterinary Orthopedics is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art guide to all aspects of using locking plates to treat orthopedic conditions in dogs, cats, and large animals.

    • Offers a proven approach to using locking plates in veterinary practice

    • Highlights practical clinical applications with illustrative clinical cases

    • Includes information on the history, principles, and materials as well as specific techniques

    • Presents data on both traumatic and non-traumatic applications

    • Provides instructive color photographs to demonstrate the procedures

  • List of Contributors vii

    Foreword ix

    Preface xi

    Acknowledgments xiii

    Disclosures xv

    1 A Brief History of Veterinary Locking Plates Applications 1
    Karl C. Maritato

    I Principles of Locking Plate Application 7

    2 Pitfalls of Locking Plate Applications 9
    Matthew D. Barnhart

    3 The Biology of Locking Plate Applications 13
    Noël M.M. Moens

    4 Dynamic Compression vs. Locking Plating − Is One “Better”? A Review of Biomechanical Principles and in vitro Testing 25
    Adam H. Biedrzycki

    5 Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis 41
    Philipp Schmierer and Antonio Pozzi

    II Principles of Locking Plate Applications in Large Animals 51

    6 Principles of Locking Plate Applications in Large Animals 53
    Janik C. Gasiorowski

    III Current Veterinary Locking Plate Instrumentation and Implants 69

    7 The Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS) 71
    Tomás Guerrero

    8 The Fixin Implant System 77
    Kevin P. Benjamino and Massimo Petazzoni

    9 The Liberty Lock System 83
    Karl C. Maritato

    10 The Polyaxial (PAX) Advanced Locking System 87
    Matthew D. Barnhart

    11 The String of Pearls (SOP) System 91
    Malcolm G. Ness

    12 The Synthes Locking Compression Plate (LCP) System 97
    Jessica A. Dahlberg and Kenneth A. Bruecker

    IV Trauma Applications: Clinical Case Examples 103

    IV-A Appendicular Skeletal Fractures 103

    13 Humerus Fractures 105
    David R. Mason

    14 Radius/Ulna Fractures 111
    Laurent P. Guiot and Reunan P. Guillou

    15 Femur Fractures 121
    Ian Gordon Holsworth

    16 Tibia Fractures 129
    Kei Hayashi

    IV-B Axial Skeletal Fractures 141

    17 Pelvic Fractures 143
    Shawn C. Kennedy

    18 Maxillofacial and Mandibular Fractures 147
    Boaz Arzi and Frank J.M. Verstraete

    19 Spinal Fractures and Luxations 155
    Bianca F. Hettlich

    V Nontrauma Applications: Clinical Case Examples 165

    V-A Corrective Osteotomies 165

    20 Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture 167
    Mary Sarah Bergh

    21 Double Pelvic Osteotomy for Hip Dysplasia 175
    Matthew D. Barnhart

    22 Distal Femoral Osteotomy for Patella Luxation 179
    Ian Gordon Holsworth and Kirk L. Wendelburg

    V-B Arthrodesis 191

    23 Arthrodesis 193
    Fred Pike

    V-C Spinal Diseases 201

    24 Atlantoaxial Subluxation 203
    Karl C. Maritato

    25 Caudocervical Spondylomyelopathy 209
    Noel Fitzpatrick

    26 Lumbosacral Stabilization 221
    Noel Fitzpatrick

    Index 233

  • Matthew D. Barnhart, DVM, MS, DACVS, is a Staff Surgeon at MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets in Worthington, Ohio, USA.

    Karl C. Maritato, DVM, DACVS, is a Staff Surgeon at MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, USA.

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