Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Transarticular pinning: hip

Contributor(s): James Cook

Introduction

  • To stabilize reduced hip luxation by passing intramedullary pin across articular surfaces and into acetabulum.

Uses

Disadvantages

  • Pin breakage.
  • Penetration of rectum, urethra.
  • Articular cartilage damage.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Satisfactory results in 70-80% of cases at mean follow-up period of 18.4 months.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Hunt C A & Henry W B Jr. (1985) Transarticular pinning for repair of hip dislocation in the dog - A retrospective study of 40 cases. JAVMA 187 (8), 828-33 PubMed.
  • Bennett D & Duff S R (1977) Transarticular pinning as a treatment for hip luxation in the dog and cat. JSAP 21 (7), 373-9 PubMed.


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