Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2007; 20(03): 224-226
DOI: 10.1160/VCOT-06-08-0064
Case Report
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Luxation of the long digital extensor tendon as a complication to Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy

A presentation of four cases
P. J. Haaland
1  Referral Animal Hospital Strömsholm, Djursjukhusvägen, Strömsholm, Sweden
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L. Sjöström
1  Referral Animal Hospital Strömsholm, Djursjukhusvägen, Strömsholm, Sweden
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Publication History

Received 16 August 2006

Accepted 08 July 2006

Publication Date:
21 December 2017 (online)

Summary

Cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs is frequently treated with Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO). Herein we describe four cases of dogs presenting with sudden lameness in the operated leg one to 12 months post TPLO surgery. On examination, all of the dogs had a luxation of the long digital extensor tendon (LDE) resulting from the TPLO surgery. All of the dogs underwent revision surgeries. The LDE tendon was either secured in its normal position or transected, and a tenodesis was performed. The dogs recovered well after surgery and lameness was resolved in all four cases.