Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Capsulorrhaphy

Introduction

  • To re-inforce repair of torn hip joint capsule, thereby increasing stability of reduction of luxation.

Uses

  • Hip joint luxation where joint capsule too torn for simple repair, or chronic or recurrent luxation.

Disadvantages

  • Sutures may break resulting in acute lameness 4-10 weeks post-operatively.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • 66% success rate reported in cases of chronic or recurrent luxation.
  • Peri-articular structures heal sufficiently to stabilize joint after about 10 weeks - cases of suture breakage regain function about this time without further treatment.

Further Reading

Publications

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