Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

McLaughlin, M. Ronald

Committee Member

Rashmir-Raven, Ann

Committee Member

Elder, H. Steve

Date of Degree

5-1-2008

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Veterinary Medical Science

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department

Department of Clinical Sciences

Abstract

Many orthopedic conditions in dogs require the placement of bone screws in the proximal tibial metaphysis. Currently, both cortical and cancellous screws are used clinically depending on the surgeon’s preference; however, the ideal screw for use in the proximal tibia has not been determined. Currently, both the manual and power tapping techniques are used during surgical procedures of the proximal tibia in dogs. However, it is unknown if the use of power tapping when placing screws in the canine proximal tibial metaphysis affects screw purchase. Measurement of axial pull-out strength is traditionally used to evaluate and compare the holding power of screws inserted in bone. This study compares the axial pull-out strengths of 3.5 mm cortical and 4.0 mm cancellous screws inserted using manual and power tapping techniques in the proximal tibial metaphysis

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15068

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