Veterinary Medicine: Tibia/surgery

Tibial Plateau Leveling and Medial Opening Crescentic Osteotomy for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs with Tibia Vara

Objective To report clinical application of a tibial plateau leveling and medial opening crescentic osteotomy (TPLMOCO) by a single blade cut to ameliorate lameness in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture (CCLR) and concur- rent tibia vara. Study design Case series. Animals Bullmastiff-typedogs(n=4;5stifles). Methods Dogs were evaluated clinically and radiographically and records retro- spectively […]

Predictive Variables for Complications after TPLO with Stifle Inspection by Arthrotomy in 1000 Consecutive Dogs

Objective To evaluate risk factors for complications, including meniscal injury and infection, after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs. Study design Retrospective case series. Animals Dogs (n = 1000; 1146 stifles) with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture that had TPLO. Methods Medical records (January 2004-March 2009) were reviewed for dogs operated sequentially by medial […]