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, Aidan
Glyde, M.
McAllister, Hester
Kirby, Barbara
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Date: 1-Oct-2009
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
Keywords: Dog;Femur;Fracture;Infected;Nonunion;Omentalisation;Endothelial growth-factor;Greater omentum;Plate fixation;Osteomyelitis;Dog;Transplantation;Cats;Reconstruction;Angiogenesis;Surgery
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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