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Experimental Use of Polyamide Bands in Combination with Intramedullary Pinning for Repair of Oblique Femoral Fractures in Rabbits

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To evaluate the use of polyamide bands, manufactured for securing electrical cables, for repair of oblique femoral fractures in rabbits. Study Design

Experimental study. Animals

Twelve nulliparous, 21–25-week-old, California female rabbits. Methods

Rabbits were divided into 3 groups (n=4) and studied for 14, 28, or 56 days. A Z-shaped mid-diaphyseal femoral osteotomy was repaired with a 2.5 mm intramedullary pin and a polyamide 6.6 cerclage band. Healing was evaluated at intervals by physical examination, limb use, femoral radiographs, and callus histology. Results

Rabbits had early limb use with good wound healing. From the 1st day, movement of the hip and stifle joints was satisfactory. Radiographically, fractures were healed at 28 days. Histologically, there was no foreign body reaction and bone healing was normal. Conclusion

Nylon cerclage band application was accomplished easily, maintained reduction, and resulted in good healing and limb use. Clinical Relevance

Sterilized nylon bands, manufactured for electrical use, can be used for cerclage in rabbits.
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Keywords: cerclage; femur; fracture; fracture healing; intramedullary pin; mid-diaphyseal femoral osteotomy; nylon band; rabbit

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Clinic Veterinary Hospital, Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Health and Experimental Sciences, Cardenal Herrera-CEU University, Valencia, Spain.

Publication date: July 1, 2005

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