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Plate-rod Technique with Engraftment of Platelet Rich Plasma Seeded Hydroxyapatite for Fracture Management of Tibia in a Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra)

Murugan Bharathidasan, Aron Arun Prasad, Benjamin Justin William, Rajarthanam Thirumurugan, Ravi Sundar George, Ramakrishnan Sivashankar, Gutty Jishnu Rao, Gutty Dhananjaya Rao.


An adult one year old female Black Buck, weighing about 20kg, maintained in Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandallur, Chennai was referred to Madras Veterinary College with a complaint of non-weight bearing lameness on the left hind limb. Physical examination and radiogram revealed comminuted fracture of left tibia with cranially displaced bone fragments. Plate-rod technique of biologic osteosynthesis was performed with adjunct therapy of engraftment of autologous platelet rich plasma seeded hydroxyapatite which provided better clinical outcome without post-operative complication and early ambulation. Plate-rod technique of biologic osteosynthesis in combination with engraftment of autologous platelet rich plasma seeded hydroxyapatite for the management of tibial fracture improved the clinical outcome in a Black buck.

Key words: Antelope, Black buck, Hydroxyapatite, Ketamine, Platelet rich plasma, Plate-Rod, Tibia, Xylazine,

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