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The Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS): A retrospective evaluation in 71 small animal patients


Guerrero, Tomás G; Kalchofner, Karin; Scherrer, Nicole; Kircher, P R (2014). The Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS): A retrospective evaluation in 71 small animal patients. Veterinary Surgery, 43(2):127-135.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate use of the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS) in dogs and cats and report outcome.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.
ANIMALS: Dogs (n 09= 0929) and cats (n 09= 0942).
METHODS: The medical records (April 2007-April 2010) of dogs and cats treated with ALPS were reviewed evaluated. Data retrieved included signalment, indication for surgery, complications, and outcome.
RESULTS: ALPS was used for 54 fractures, 12 tarsal or carpal ligament injuries and in 6 cases, to prevent or treat fractures during total hip replacement. Complications needing revision surgery occurred in 4 cases (5.5%): fixation failure was identified in 3 (2 fracture-fixations, 1 pancarpal arthrodesis), and a fracture occurred through a screw hole. The most common complication after tarsal arthrodesis was suture dehiscence. All cases had healed by study end.
CONCLUSIONS: ALPS offers a reliable alternative for fracture treatment and some other orthopedic conditions in small animals.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate use of the Advanced Locking Plate System (ALPS) in dogs and cats and report outcome.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.
ANIMALS: Dogs (n 09= 0929) and cats (n 09= 0942).
METHODS: The medical records (April 2007-April 2010) of dogs and cats treated with ALPS were reviewed evaluated. Data retrieved included signalment, indication for surgery, complications, and outcome.
RESULTS: ALPS was used for 54 fractures, 12 tarsal or carpal ligament injuries and in 6 cases, to prevent or treat fractures during total hip replacement. Complications needing revision surgery occurred in 4 cases (5.5%): fixation failure was identified in 3 (2 fracture-fixations, 1 pancarpal arthrodesis), and a fracture occurred through a screw hole. The most common complication after tarsal arthrodesis was suture dehiscence. All cases had healed by study end.
CONCLUSIONS: ALPS offers a reliable alternative for fracture treatment and some other orthopedic conditions in small animals.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:07 Mar 2014 14:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:23
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0161-3499
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-950X.2014.12097.x
PubMed ID:24393096

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