Effects of Different Fixation Devices on Fracture Treatment and Evaluation by Radiography in Birds
Twenty star crossbred broilers of 5 weeks age were taken and divided into 4 groups to know the suitable method of fracture immolization. The fixation devices used were adhesive tape with wood splint, intramedullary pinning and dynamic compression plate with cortical screws and one group as control kept in case rest. To monitor the healing status, the radiographs were taken at 3rd, 4th and 6th postoperative weeks. Minimal fracture gap, callus formation and excellent alignment were found in dynamic compression plate. Fracture gap reduces significantly (P<0.01) with small callus formation and good alignment in dynamic compression plate group but similar result along with larger callus found in intramedullary group. The present study suggested that dynamic compression plate is the best method for fixation of fractured bone in birds.
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