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Volume 24(7): 395-400, 2020.

Internal fixation of distal femur fracture by pin and wire in a terrier dog


Moosa Javdani1, Ali Ghasghaii1, Mohammad Hashemnia2, Zahra Nikousefat1,

Ali Jalili3, Mohammad Mahdi Ferdosian4


Department(s) of 1Clinical Sciences and 2Pathobiology, 3School(s) of Veterinary Medicine, Razi University, Kermanshah, 4Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch, Iran




Javdani M, Ghasghaii A, Hashemnia M, Nikousefat Z, Jalili A, Mahdi Ferdosian M., Internal fixation of distal femur fracture by pin and wire in a terrier dog, 24(7): 395-400, 2020. A 5-month-old female terrier dog was referred with a history of lameness, inflammation and pain in her left hind leg after falling from high altitude. Crepitus was present in the region Radiography indicated a transverse fracture of distal femur and displaced patella. Surgical incision was made at skin parallel to the patellar ligament and muscle dissection was done. Two oblique holes were created on the medial and lateral femur condyles and 2 pins were pushed through the holes into the medulla of the femur to intersect and stabilized the 2 parts of the bone. For further stabilization, the fractured parts of the femur were fixed with stainless wire through those external parts of oblique inserted pins and a transverse hole in the diaphysis of femur. The post-operation radiographic images showed proper anatomical position of bone parts. Limited movement of the dog for 8 weeks was strongly recommended. Case follow-up has indicated effective surgery.


Key words: dog, femur fracture, pin, wire.