Treatment outcomes of using paraosseous clamp and cerclage stabilisation technique in long bone fractures of cats: a retrospective study

ŞEN İ. , Saglam M.

ANKARA UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.68, no.1, pp.47-52, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 68 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.33988/auvfd.695818
  • Page Numbers: pp.47-52


The stabilisation technique of paraosseous clamp and cerclage has become one of the most widely used current techniques because of the easy of applicability and low cost. It is a relatively new method providing rigid fixation in the treatment of fractures, especially those which do not have sufficient cortex resistance and have a wide medullar canal in the period when the long bones of the extremity have not completed development. The technique is based on binding 3 double cerclage wires to each other to form a paracortical belt. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological results of fractures in the extremity long bones of cats treated with the new stabilisation method of paraosseous clamp and cerclage. The study group was formed of 14 cats of various breeds and ages, of both genders, diagnosed with a fracture of the extremity long bone. Clinical and radiographical follow-up examinations were made at 10, 30, and 45 days postoperatively. Clinical healing was achieved in 13 cases on postoperative day 45, and those cases could use the affected extremity. A correlation was determined between the functional healing results and low complication rates, including unstable fractures, and it is supported that this technique could be use of this technique in the treatment of long bone fractures. In conclusion, the results of this study demonstrated that the paraosseous clamp and cerclage stabilisation technique can be used as an alternative method in the treatment of long bone fractures, especially in indicated cases.