Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Review Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 1 (2S): 33 - 36. Special Issue-2 (Clinical Veterinary Practice-T rends)
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Subburamanujam Ayyappan
Department of Clinics, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India
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The AO group developed techniques and implants for fracture management initially in human beings in the 1950’s and these were later extrapolated for use in veterinary patients in the late 1970’s. Dynamic compression plates and limited contact dynamic compression plates have become increasingly popular in human orthopaedic surgery and gradually gained popularity in veterinary orthopaedics during recent past. The present review describes the principles, application techniques and relative advantages and disadvantages of two techniques of bone plating in veterinary orthopaedic patients.

Key Words: Plate, compression, dynamic,Interfragmentary, eccentric, screws