Corrective femoral osteotomy

Posted by aofrost on June 13, 2019  /   no comment

Corrective femoral osteotomy is used to treat grade IV medial patella luxation. The femur is cut using the sagittal saw. A k wire is used to temporarily stabilise the femur while a supracondylar plate is placed.

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Pedicle screws for stabilisation of LS spine

Posted by aofrost on May 29, 2019  /   no comment

Instability of the lumbo sacral junction can lead to pressure on the nerve roots or cauda equina. This can cause causing degrees of neurological signs including pain, ataxia, paresis or paralysis. Stabilisation is traditionally done with pins and PMM cement which is bulky, can’t be adjusted and often fractures with time. Pedicle screws are used […]

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Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy

Posted by aofrost on May 21, 2019  /   no comment

TPLO aims to neutralise this force by levelling the top of the tibia (tibial plateau) so that on weightbearing it is perpendicular to the straight patella tendon (under tension during load bearing). Vector mathematic dictates that this neutralises cranial tibial thrust and hence stabilises the cruciate deficient stifle. The top of the tibia is cut […]

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Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy – TPLO

Posted by aofrost on May 21, 2019  /   no comment

Dogs walk on the tips of their toes rather than the flats of their feet. As a result of this there is a force which acts on the tibia every time they take a step. This force is in a cranial direction and is known as cranial tibial thrust. This force is neutralised by the […]

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