Omentalisation as adjunctive treatment of an infected femoral nonunion fracture: a case report

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Title: Omentalisation as adjunctive treatment of an infected femoral nonunion fracture: a case report
Authors: McAlinden, AidanGlyde, M.McAllister, HesterKirby, Barbara
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7595
Date: 1-Oct-2009
Online since: 2016-04-27T14:33:18Z
Abstract: A three-year-old male working border collie with an infected femoral nonunion fracture was managed in a two-stage procedure involving debridement and omentalisation, followed by stabilisation with a bone plate and an autogenous cancellous bone graft. Osseous union was documented radiographically 16 weeks after surgery. Telephone follow-up one year later revealed the dog had returned to full working function without evidence of lameness. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first clinical case described in the veterinary literature using omentalisation as an adjunct to the management of an infected, biologically inactive nonunion fracture.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: BioMed Central
Journal: Irish Veterinary Journal
Volume: 62
Issue: 10
Start page: 663
End page: 668
Keywords: DogFemurFractureInfectedNonunionOmentalisationEndothelial growth-factorGreater omentumPlate fixationOsteomyelitisDogTransplantationCatsReconstructionAngiogenesisSurgery
DOI: 10.1186/2046-0481-62-10-663
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Veterinary Medicine Research Collection

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