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Clin Tech Small Anim Pract. 2004 Aug;19(3):168-79.

Common complications of fracture repair.

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Manhattan Veterinary Group, New York, NY, USA. drljackson@hotmail.com

Abstract

Complications are a reality of fracture repair. Many can be avoided or minimized by being aware of their pathophysiology and predisposing factors. Others are unavoidable but their resolution may be aided by early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Major complications of fracture repair include osteomyelitis, delayed union, nonunion, malunion, premature physeal closure, and fracture associated sarcoma. Consideration of these complications should factor into presurgical patient evaluation as well as postoperative management. This discussion focuses on how to avoid, recognize, and treat these complications.

PMID:
15712462
DOI:
10.1053/j.ctsap.2004.09.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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