Comparative X-Ray Evaluation of Bone Healing in Dogs After Tibial Defects Fixed with Dynamic Compression Plate (DCP) and Low-Contact Dynamic Compression Plate (LC-DCP)

Cornel IGNA


This study investigates, whether or not, the limited contact design of the low-contact
dynamic compression plate provides advantages over the dynamic compression plate in the context of
tibial osseous defects. On forty dogs, tibial defects were performed and treated differently, being covered
only with periosteum, periosteum fixed with DCP/LC-DCP or filled with matrices loaded with autologus
periosteal cells and fixed with DCP/LC-DCP. During nine weeks, every seven days, all the subjects were
submitted to X-Ray exam. All used repairing modalities of osseous defects were viable and followed by
healing in the physiological time limits. The use of dynamic compression plates involves a prolonged
periosteal reaction that was not founded in correct placement of low-contact dynamic compression plate.


periosteum, scaffolds, autologus periosteal cells

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