Mandril de cateter na osteossíntese costal em um cão

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Thoracic trauma is a very common injury in small animal practice and most of them in need of emergency surgery.
The main objective of the thoracic stabilization is to allow adequately ventilation as soon as possible. The aim of this report was to describe the use of a catheter needle, a low cost material, for costal osteosyntesis in a dog in the hospital routine. A dog with flail chest was admitted at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the UFSM. The dog was submitted to osteosyntesis of the 6th and 7th right ribs with mononylon and catheter needle, respectively. The technique surgery used was effective and the stabilization of costal wall occurred at the immediate posoperatory. The fracture was consolidated after 60 days. Catheter
needle was effective for stabilization of the rib fracture in this case report. The implant is easy handly and adequately malleability for it introduction into bone marrow canal of the rib


External organisations
  • Federal University of Santa Maria
Translated title of the contributionCatheter needle for osteosyntesis of the rib in a dog
Original languagePortuguese
Article number833
Pages (from-to)201-205
JournalActa Scientiae Veterinariae
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes