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Osteossíntese de úmero por xenoenxerto ósseo preservado em mel em pombos domésticos (Columba livia)

DOI: 10.1590/S0103-84782003000400020

Keywords: wing, birds, fracture.

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in this study an osteosynthesis technique of diaphyseal transverse humeral fractures with preserved canine fibula or tibia in honey was evaluated in pigeons by clinical, histologic and radiographic observations. fourteen pigeons were studied. anesthesia was induced and mainteined with halothane. a transverse right midshalft humeral fracture was created using an oscillating bone saw. the fracture was reduced, and the xenograft was inserted intramedullary early and associated with cerclage wire. the mean + standart deviation for bone healing were 41 + 4.74 days. the mean + standart deviation for flight capability were 24.81 + 3.65 days. the bone resorption of the xenograft occured in 180 days. the proposed surgical technique is apropriated for humeral fractures in domestic pigeons (columba livia) and the results of this study showed that honey is appropriate preservation of xenografts.


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