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Repair of Olecranon Fracture in a Dog with Pinning and Tension Band Wiring Techniques First Case Report in Bangladesh

Repair of Olecranon Fracture in a Dog with Pinning and Tension Band Wiring Techniques First Case Report in Bangladesh

Thomby Paul, Sreekanta Biswas, Sabiha Zarin Tasnim Bristi, Debashish Sarker, Saroj Kumar Yadav and Bhajan Chandra Das*

Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh.

 
*Correspondence | Bhajan Chandra Das, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh; Email: bhajan@cvasu.ac.bd

ABSTRACT

A 5-year-old intact male German Shepherd dog, weighing 26 kg, with a poor body condition score (2/5) was presented at SAQ Teaching Veterinary Hospital, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. The primary complaint of the owner was non-weight bearing lameness of the right forelimb of the dog due to accidental trauma. Physical examination revealed the dog was active and alert but non-weight-bearing posture of right forelimb. On palpation of the affected limb, pain and crepitation of right elbow joint particularly in olecranon were observed. A mediolateral radiograph of right elbow showed complete transverse fracture of olecranon which extended to articular surface of trochlear notch and also found apophyseal fracture of olecranon. An open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) technique was performed to repair the olecranon fracture using two Kirschner wires and tension band wire, and immediate radiographs were taken to confirm the position of implants. On 30th day of post-surgical observation, mediolateral radiograph revealed migration of implants but callus formation was observed between the fracture ends of olecranon in order that the implants were removed. On 45th day of clinical observation, the dog showed good weight-bearing in right forelimb and walked normally.

 

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Veterinary Sciences: Research and Reviews

June

Vol. 8, Iss. 1, Pages 1-70

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