Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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DOG VERTEBRAL COLUMN SURGERY IN A T12 FRACTURE USING A RECONSTRUCTION METALLIC PLATE ADAPTED AND MODIFIED: A CASE STUDY

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVI, Issue 2
Written by Laurenţiu Ionuţ ISPAS, Ionuț-Cristian GÂRJOABĂ, Alexandru-Gabriel NEAGU, Niculae TUDOR, Constantin VLAGIOIU

Vertebral column fracture surgery in dogs is used to correct severe cases of spinal deformity and spinal cord compression. In the last years more and more cases of vertebral column fractures or luxation in dogs by car accidents as our case are met with varying degrees of injury to the spinal cord. In our study we present a dog hit by a car, which presented clinical sign of vertebral column fracture with little ventro-lateral displacement and suspected of spinal cord compression at the level of T12-T13 with paralysis; this was confirmed by x-rays and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The anesthesia used was an inhalation type. The surgery was made to stabilize and reposition the vertebral column through repositioning the two splitted parts of the vertebral column in the normal anatomic position using a dorso-lateral approach and a metallic plate with 3 screws adapted and modified especially for the patient and for the fracture difficulty’s needs. We concluded that the recovering was fast and with complete motion on the back part of the body due to rapid diagnosis and intervention even if the surgery came was performed five days later after the car accident and also with the help of the adjuvant therapy (vitamin B therapy, pain-killers, antibiotics, Myodine).

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