Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (5): 296 - 301
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2014/2.5.296.301
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Farah Ijaz*, Shahla Gull Buk, Muhmmad Arif Khan, Syed Saleem Ahmad, Bilal Haider
University of Veterinary and Animal Scienceharis, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: drfarah14@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
LC–DCP is claimed to be a better implant as compared with the conventional DCP, with respect to low–bone–surface–contact, decreased incidence of porosity, increased and better vascularity of bone tissue, and earlier healing time. In the present study the experimental study was performed on 8– adult dogs divided into 2–groups, A and B. In Groups A and B, DCP and LC–DCP implants were used, respectively. The efficacy of the two plate systems was assessed on the basis of physiological parameters, radio–graphic evaluation. Each dog was radio graphed with medio–lateral projection (ACOMA, JAPAN, Df–50). The radiographs were obtained at an interval of 2 weeks to examine the progress of callus formation with respect to each plate fixation system. Group A showed not good callus formation as some have large callus. Group B dogs showed ideal fixation of implant with accurate Small callus formation. From all this results of this study clearly proved that LC–DCP is better implant than DCP in terms of above parameters for repair of femoral fracture especially in dogs.

Key Words: Dynamic compression plates, Limited contact dynamic compression plates, Femoral fractures, Dogs