Comparison of rotation force to maintain acetabular ventroversion after double pelvic osteotomy and 2.5 pelvic osteotomy in a canine cadaveric model

Tamburro R, Petazzoni M, Carli F, Kowaleski MP. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2018 Jan; 31 (1): 62-66.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to compare the force required to maintain the acetabular ventroversion after double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) and modified triple pelvic osteotomy (2.5PO).

METHODS: Unilateral DPO (group A) and unilateral modified DPO (group B = 2.5PO) were performed on cadaveric canine pelves (n = 10/group). The twisting moment required to maintain fragment position for DPO and 2.5DPO was compared.

RESULTS: Mean twisting moment for the DPO group [5.92 N/m ± 2.59 (range, 2.61-12.17 N/m)] and the 2.5PO group [2.11 N/m ± 0.93 (range, 0.63 -3.85 N/m)] was significantly different (p < 0.01).

CONCLUSION: Dorsal cortex osteotomy of the ischium decreases the acetabular segment rotation force. Decreased force may facilitate acetabular rotation during DPO procedure.

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