The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcomes in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament injury in which the stifle was stabilized with lateral suture stabilization, lateral suture stabilization-modified, or Securos lateral bone anchor tibial suture and monofilament nylon sutures placed at quasi-isometric points of the stifle. It is a retrospective study comprising a sample population of 49 client-owned dogs. Medical records from 2014?2016 were reviewed to identify dogs that had a cranial cruciate ligament rupture in which the stifle was stabilized using one of the aforementioned methods. The overall complication rate was 16.3% and the documented complication rate requiring implant removal was 0%. Owners reported full or acceptable function in 96% of cases. There were no significant statistical differences between the 3 techniques. Stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles in dogs with lateral suture stabilization, lateral suture stabilization-modified, or Securos lateral bone anchor tibial suture is reliable with acceptable complication rates. The 3 procedures tested may be appropriate in medium-sized nonathletic dogs whose owners have limited budgets.
IGNA, CORNEL; DASCALU, ROXANA; BUMB, DANIEL; SICOE, BOGDAN; ZAHA, CRISTIAN; and SCHUSZLER, LARISA
"The clinical outcome of three procedures for extraarticular stabilization of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs,"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 44:
1, Article 16.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol44/iss1/16