Combination tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and cranial closing wedge osteotomy of the tibia for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles with excessive tibial plateau angle.

@article{Talaat2006CombinationTP,
  title={Combination tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and cranial closing wedge osteotomy of the tibia for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles with excessive tibial plateau angle.},
  author={Miriam B Talaat and Michael P. Kowaleski and Randy J Boudrieau},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={729-39}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a surgical technique, and outcome, for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle joints with excessive tibial plateau angle (TPA) by combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and cranial closing wedge osteotomy (TPLO/CCWO). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. ANIMALS Fifteen client-owned dogs (18 stifle joints). METHODS Medical records of dogs that had TPLO/CCWO were reviewed. Pre- and postoperative TPA, CCWO technique, method of fixation… CONTINUE READING

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