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Locking plates in veterinary orthopaedics

Beierer, L.H. and Glyde, M. (2013) Locking plates in veterinary orthopaedics. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 43 (3). pp. 483-487.

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Abstract

Locking bone plates are now being used in veterinary orthopaedics. They reflect an evolution in the principles of application, design and biomechanics from the traditional dynamic compression plate. Locking plates have replaced dynamic compression plates in human orthopaedic surgery as they offer significant biomechanical and biological advantages over standard compression plates. There are multiple locking plate systems available in the veterinary market including several veterinary procedure-specific designs. This paper reviews the biomechanics and application of locking plates relevant to veterinary orthopaedic surgery and compares three of the commonly available veterinary locking plate systems.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37249
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