OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this article is to describe the technique and outcome of a modified tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) that simultaneously levels the tibial plateau and realigns the quadriceps mechanism through medial translation of the proximal
Technique and Outcome of a Modified Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy for Treatment of Concurrent Medial Patellar Luxation and Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in 76 Stifles
Influence of fixation systems on complications after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs greater than 45.4 kilograms (100 lb)
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of 3 fixation systems on complications rate after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs >45.4 kg.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.
BACKGROUND: Patella tendinopathy is an overuse condition. Pathogenesis and identification of intrinsic risk factors have largely eluded the orthopaedic world. The cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) in dogs is the equivalent to the human anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). We report the effect of two canine proximal tibial osteotomy procedures in the veterinary literature on patella tendon moment arm and describe the biomechanical rationale for a tibial tubercle osteotomy for treatment of patella tendinopathy in the human.
Accuracy of patient-specific three-dimensional-printed osteotomy and reduction guides for distal femoral osteotomy in dogs with medial patella luxation.
OBJECTIVE: To compare precorrectional and postcorrectional femoral alignment following distal femoral osteotomy using patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D)-printed osteotomy and reduction guides in vivo and ex vivo.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study.
Comparison of the Effect of Dog, Surgeon and Surgical Procedure Variables on Improvement in Eight-Week Static Weight-Bearing following Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy
Objective The purpose of this article was to compare the effect of surgeon and tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure variations on the outcome of TPLO in naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament disease.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of osteoarthritis on the measurement of patella tendon angle (PTA) and determine intraobserver and interobserver variability.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study.
SAMPLE POPULATION: Eighty-seven mediolateral radiographs that were obtained prior to tibial tuberosity advancement.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the discrepancy between true distance of tibial tuberosity advancement (tTTA) and the most commonly used cages. The null hypothesis was that tTTA would be within 1.5 mm difference of the cage size.
Effect of patellar luxation on radiographic measurements of tibial plateau angle in small-breed dogs
OBJECTIVE To determine whether medial patellar luxation would affect radiographic tibial plateau angle (TPA) measurements in small-breed dogs. DESIGN Prospective cross-sectional study.
Rate of return to agility competition for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament tears treated with tibial plateau leveling osteotomy
OBJECTIVE To determine rate of and factors associated with return to agility competition for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture treated with tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO). DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested case-control study.
Ex vivo cadaveric study of a laterally placed Leipzig stifle distractor for arthroscopic evaluation of the lateral meniscus in dogs
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate safety and accuracy of lateral pin placement for the use of a Leipzig stifle distractor (LSD) and to assess improvements in visualization and treatment of the lateral meniscus in the canine stifle.