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Use of the modified acrylic external fixator in 54 dogs and 28 cats
  1. W. McCartney, MVB, CertSAO, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Veterinary Hospital, Strand Street, Malahide, Co. Dublin, Ireland


This paper describes the use of acrylic resin instead of a Kirschner clamp for treating bone fractures. The technique is cheaper than using Kirschner external skeletal fixator and allows greater flexibility for pin placement. It is also less prone to self mutilation by dogs than the entirely acrylic external fixator. The modified acrylic fixator gave results similar to those obtained with the Kirschner external fixator, when used in 54 dogs and 28 cats.

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