Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Transarticular pinning: hip

Contributor(s): James Cook, Noel Fitzpatrick

Introduction

  • To stabilize reduced hip luxation by passing intramedullary Steinmann pin across articular surfaces and into acetabulum  Transarticular pinning: luxated hip - radiograph .

Uses

Advantages

  • Effects good stability and adequate range of movement.

Disadvantages

  • Pin breakage.
  • Penetration of rectum, urethra.
  • Articular cartilage damage.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Satisfactory results in 70-80% of cases at mean follow-up period of 18.4 months.
  • Arthritis is an inevitable possibility which may or may not produce radiographically discernable lesions but is generally of minimal clinical significance in most cases.
  • Redislocation has not been reported post pin removal.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sissener T R, Whitelock R G & Langley-Hobbs S J (2009) Long-term results of transarticular pinning for surgical stabilisation of coxofemoral luxation in 20 cats. JSAP 50 (3), 112-117 PubMed.
  • Bennett D & Duff S R (1980) Transarticular pinning as a treatment for hip luxation in the dog and cat. JSAP 21 (7), 373-379 PubMed.


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