Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Pectineal myotomy / tenotomy

Contributor(s): Neil Burton

Introduction

  • Mechanism of action uncertain but may relate to relief of tension on joint capsule.
  • May be performed bilaterally or as a single procedure.

Uses

  • Treatment of hip dysplasia Hip: dysplasia.
  • As an alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapy in the conservative management of the young dog with painful unstable hips to reduce hip joint pain in young (and old) dogs.

Advantages

  • The operation has few risks, no adverse effects and does not prevent further surgical interventions from being carried out.

Disadvantages

  • Dogs with merely a gait abnormality are unlikely to benefit from this surgery.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Pain relief is noted at variable periods after surgery: in some cases within 24-48 hours - more commonly after about 2 weeks.
  • Most dogs after pectineal surgery will have re-growth of pectineus tendon/muscle which is replaced by scar tissue.
  • There is no obvious radiological difference between operated and un-operated hips or variation in progression of secondary change.

Further Reading

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