Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Tibial tuberosity: transposition

Introduction

  • Relocation of the attachment of the tibial tuberosity to provide improved patellar stability.

Uses

  • Patellar instability.

Advantages

  • The procedure realigns the extensor mechanism with the trochlear groove.

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

  • Usually extremely good if correct group of procedures is chosen.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Kudnig S T (2000) Intra-articular replacement. Aust Vet J 78 (6), 384-385 PubMed.
  • Smith B (2000) Extracapsular stabilization. Aust Vet J 78 (6), 382-383 VetMedResource.
  • Watt P (2000) Tibial plateau levelling. Aust Vet J 78 (6), 385-386 PubMed.


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