Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair

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Minimally Invasive Fracture Repair

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Throughout the history of fracture repair, there are numerous descriptions of minimally invasive repair implants and techniques that have fallen in and out of favor. In 1886, Carl Hansmann invented the first plate and screws (which were locking) for use in humans. They were placed externally with the plate above the skin and the screws going through the skin into the bone, ultimately an early example of minimally invasive fracture repair (MIFR). Eventually the plates and screws made their way under the skin, and over time the preferred techniques of fracture repair involved opening the fracture site and precise anatomic reduction. Through research and education, the biologic fracture environment came into focus in the late 1980s, and in 1990, the limited contact dynamic compression plate was introduced, with the goal of minimizing the plate damage to the periosteum. This led to the resurgence of locking implant use in the mid 1990s with further emphasis put on reducing damage to the periosteum and disturbance of the perifracture environment.
In this issue of the Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, the authors have built upon the excellent 2012 MIFR issue. The editors are grateful to the contributing authors for their time and efforts to ensure that the most up-to-date research and information available are included and summarized effectively in the following articles.

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