myAO VET Clinical Case Roundup on distal humeral fractures
Various fixation methods have been successfully applied to the repair of distal humeral fractures in dogs. These include minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with plate and screw constructs or combinations of pins, screws and wire, external skeletal fixation (ESF), intramedullary pinning (IMP), and cross-pin fixation. 

In this month's VET Clinical Case Roundup, myAO is featuring a case of distal humeral fractures from Dr. Lorilee Sereda, a surgeon from Canada and member of the Small animal fracture treatment group owned by AO VET official along with a compilation of knowledge references on the topic.

We invite you to review this interesting clinical case and hope that you will find this knowledge update useful.  
Featured case on distal humeral fractures 
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Relevant Videos on distal humeral fractures 
Toy Breeds - Distal Radius and Ulna Fractures and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
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Recommended publications on distal humeral fractures    
Adjunct fixation with a Kirschner wire or a plate for lateral unicondylar humeral fracture stabilization
Vet Surg, Jun 22, 2017
Coggeshall JD, Lewis DD, Iorgulescu A, Kim SE, Palm LS, Pozzi A  Read more

A comparison of fixation methods for supracondylar and distal humeral shaft fractures of the dog and cat
Can Vet J, Dec 1, 2018
Longley M, Chase D, Calvo I, Hall J, Langley-Hobbs SJ, Farrell M  Read more

Kirschner wire fixation of Salter-Harris type IV fracture of the lateral aspect of the humeral condyle in growing dogs. A retrospective study of 35 fractures
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol, Nov 16, 2016
Cinti F, Pisani G, Vezzoni L, Peirone B, Vezzoni A  Read more
Upcoming AO Events on distal humeral fractures 
AO VET Course—Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management 
March 3-5, 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel
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AO VET NA Course—Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Fracture Management with Wet Lab - Blended Course 
April 13-16, 2023
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AO VET Course—Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management 
April 18-20, 2023
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AO VET Course—Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management 
April 28-30, 2023
Bangkok, Thailand Find out more  

AO VET Masters Course—Small Animal Fracture Management 
May 1-2, 2023
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