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OBJECTIVE To develop and test a novel extracapsular technique, TightRope CCL technique (TR), and compare its 6-month clinical outcomes to tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency. STUDY DESIGN Prospective clinical cohort study. ANIMALS Medium, large, and giant breed dogs (n=47) with CCL deficiency.(More)
The motivation for this study is to provide design guidance for a new halo system that minimizes pin loosening. If halo pin loosening can be substantially decreased with a new halo system, then the current standard of care of overtightening halo pins will not be necessary. Accordingly, there is a need to determine the halo pin force that should be applied(More)
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