Case Studies: Orthopaedic Surgery – Stifle surgery

Tibial tuberosity advancement for treating cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs

Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is one of the commonest problems that is referred to us. Rupture of this ligament can be partial or complete and the cartilages in the knee can be damaged because of the instability that results. We operate on several of these cases per week. These injuries can either be...

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Closing wedge tibial osteotomy for treating cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs

Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is one of the commonest problems that is referred to us. Rupture of this ligament can be partial or complete and the cartilages in the knee can be damaged because of the instability that results. We operate on several of these cases per week. These injuries can either be...

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Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy (TPLO) for treating cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs

Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is one of the commonest problems that is referred to us. Rupture of this ligament can be partial or complete and the cartilages in the knee can be damaged because of the instability that results. We operate on several of these cases per week. These injuries can either be...

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Closing wedge osteotomy for cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a hind limb amputee

Louis, a Spinone, was unlucky enough to get an osteosarcoma aggressive bone tumour in a hind limb in 2012. He had a hind limb amputation with us, and his likely survival time with this and chemotherapy was about a year. There is an information sheet on osteosarcoma on this website under the section for owners...

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Bilateral cruciate ligament rupture in a 65kg dog

Jagger was a 3 year old, 65kg, gentle giant of a Mastiff. When his cruciate ligament ruptured in his left stifle (knee) joint, he needed surgery which was done at West Midlands Referrals. Andy treated this with a closing wedge tibial osteotomy procedure. He was discharged as normal, but a few days later he was...

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