Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Toggle fixation: hip

Contributor(s): James Cook

Introduction

  • To stabilize hip luxation during open reduction.

Uses

Disadvantages

  • Suture breakage and failure (especially with pre-existing hip disease).

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

  • Good - 84% reported regaining full limb function.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Beckham H P Jr., Smith M M & Kern D A (1996) Use of a modified toggle pin for repair of coxofemoral luxation in dogs with multiple orthopedic injuries - 14 cases (1986-1994). JAVMA 208 (1), 81-84 PubMed.
  • Flynn M F, Edmiston D N & Roe S C (1994) Biomechanical evaluation of a toggle pin technique for management of coxofemoral luxation. Vet Surg 23 (5), 311-321 PubMed.
  • Piermatti D L (1963) A technique for surgical management of coxofemoral luxations. Small Anim Clin 3, 373.
  • Knowles A T, Knowles J O & Knowles R P (1953) An operation to preserve the continuity of the hip joint. JAVMA 123 (921), 508-515 PubMed.


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