Research Article| Volume 26, SUPPLEMENT 2, B47-B50, 1995

Clinical handling: small animals

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      The 3.5 mm Point Contact Fixator (PC-Fix) was implanted 23 times in our small animal clinic. Twenty-one fractures of the long bones of the dog were stabilized. In one case, the PC-Fix was instrumental in the treatment of an osteomyelitis and in another the PC-Fix was applied when revising a tibial malunion. The implant and instrument set is straightforward and well suited to achieving the reproducible, simple, rapid assembly of the PC-Fix whilst preserving the periosteum. The complication rate and the severity of the complications were assessed as minimal. The results were excellent, in particular concerning healing time.


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