Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Tibial tuberosity: osteotomy

Contributor(s): Joseph Harari

Introduction

Uses

  • → Relocation of the attachment of the tibial tuberosity to provide improved stability of the patella.
  • → Correction of developmental patellar instability.

Advantages

  • Re-aligns quadriceps axis pull of patella ligament.

Disadvantages

  • Fracture of tuberosity or implant failure possible.

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

  • Excellent: complications <10%.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Remedios A M, Basher A W & Runyon C L et al (1992) Medial patellar luxation in 16 large dogs. A retrospective study.​ Vet Surg 21 (1), 5-9 PubMed.
  • Roy R G, Wallace L J & Johnston G R et al (1992) A retrospective evaluation of stifle osteoarthritis in dogs with bilateral medial patellar luxation and unilateral surgical repair​. Vet Surg 21 (6), 475-479 PubMed.
  • Willauer C C & Vasseur P B (1987) Clinical results of surgical correction of medial luxation of the patella in dogs. Vet Surg 16 (1), 31-36 PubMed.


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