Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59575
Gygax, D; Fürst, A; Picek, S; Kummer, M (2011). Internal fixation of a fractured axis in an adult horse. Veterinary Surgery, 40(5):636-640.
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OBJECTIVE: To report internal fixation of a fractured axis with a dynamic compression plate (DCP). STUDY DESIGN: Case report. ANIMALS: A 7-year-old Warmblood gelding. METHOD: Surgery was performed under anesthesia in sternal recumbency. After fracture reduction the complete transverse fracture in the cranial third of the axis was stabilized with a 7-hole 4.5 mm DCP. Optimal positioning of the plate and the length of the screws were facilitated by fluoroscopy. Recovery from anesthesia was supervised in a pool. RESULTS: The horse had an excellent outcome and returned to its previous activity level. CONCLUSION: Surgical treatment with fracture reduction and plate fixation enables normal bearing of the head and neck and improves neck flexibility soon after surgery.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Deposited On:||01 Mar 2012 12:13|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2014 16:22|
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