Synthetic implant as a stabilizer link, after desmotomy of the cruciate ligaments in dogs: proposition technique

Daniel Curvello de Mendonça Müller Ney Luiz Pippi Paula Cristina Basso João Eduardo Wallau Schossler Maurício Borges da Rosa Gabriele Maria Callegaro Serafini About the authors

The ligament rupture (LC) is an illness diagnosed in most dogs with joint problems, and the most common cause of degenerative joint disease of the knee joint. This study aimed to evaluate clinically the action of a polypropylene mesh as the only substitute for cranial cruciate ligament and flow of dogs, highlighting features of the technique proposed here. It was used 20 dogs which underwent unilateral desmotomy cranial and caudal LC. Twenty-one days after the desmotomy, all were treated surgically by the technique of open reduction, with implantation of polypropylene replacing only the cranial LC. The proposed technique has shown rapid implementation and low soft tissue dissection, early return to ambulation, adequate strength of the implant without associated external immobilization and absence of articular reaction until 90 days after surgery.

polypropylene mesh; joint; break; cranial cruciate ligament

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