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Evaluation of Surgical Technique and Clinical Results of a Procedure-Specific Fixation Method for Tibial Tuberosity Transposition in Dogs: 37 CasesFunding This study was partly funded by the AniCura Research Fund. Implants for cohort A were provided by Rita Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlheim an der Donau.
Objective The aim of this study was to describe the use of a procedure-specific fixation method for tibial tuberosity transposition and report clinical outcome.
Study Design This is a multi-institutional case series, evaluating 37 cases that were treated surgically for medial patellar luxation (MPL) and in which the tibial tuberosity transposition (TTT) was performed using the Rapid Luxation Plating System (RLPS). Surgical technique, implants, clinical outcome, and complications are reported.
Results Surgery was successfully performed in dogs weighing 2.5 to 36.2 kg. Postoperative minor complications occurred in 13 cases (35%) and major complications occurred in 3 cases (8%). No implant-related complications or tibial tuberosity avulsions or fractures were seen. Outcome related to surgery was good or excellent in all cases.
Conclusion The RLPS for TTT provides a feasible technique in a large range of patients with MPL and lowers the occurrence of implant-related complications and tibial tuberosity avulsion or fracture.
Keywordsrapid luxation plating system - tibial tuberosity transposition - medial patellar luxation - dog - implant
D.O., J.E., E.W. and D.S. contributed to the conception, study design, acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation. K.B-S. contributed to acquisition of data, data analysis and interpretation. J.C.M.V. contributed to study design, data analysis and interpretation. B.P.M. contributed to conception, study design, data analysis and interpretation. All authors drafted, revised, and approved the submitted manuscript and are publicly responsible for the relevant content.
Received: 10 June 2022
Accepted: 15 May 2023
Article published online:
19 June 2023
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