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LAMAGUTI, Paulo et al. Femoral cupola osteotomy for correction of femoral neck inclination angle. Cienc. Rural [online]. 1996, vol.26, n.1, pp. 153-157. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84781996000100029.
Femoral cupola osteotomy was performed in a dog with a large femoral inclination angie and hip subluxation. Osteotomy owas performed 1 cm distal to the lesser trochanter from lateral to medial cortex. Immobilization was performed owith a Steinamnnpin drivenfrom the greater trochanter and through two boles drilled proximal and distal to the osteotomy line. The technique produced: 35° decrease on inclination angle, lowering of the femoral head, elevation of the greater trochanter, congruity of the hip and 3cm limb shortening. Consolidation occured 90 days after the surgery.
Keywords : dog; inclination angle; osteotomy.