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Case Reports in Veterinary Medicine
Volume 2011, Article ID 957346, 4 pages
Case Report

The Use of the String of Pearls Locking Plate System in the Stabilisation of a Comminuted Calcaneal Fracture in a Giant Breed Dog

Centre for Companion Animal Health, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Received 22 August 2011; Accepted 15 September 2011

Academic Editor: S. C. Rahal

Copyright © 2011 A. B. Scrimgeour and A. J. Worth. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An eight-year-old male Pyrenean mountain dog was presented with a comminuted fracture of the right calcaneus following motor vehicle trauma. The fracture was stabilised with a plate-rod construct, using the String of Pearls locking plate system and an intramedullary pin. Healing was uncomplicated.