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Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

DOI

10.3906/vet-1904-40

Abstract

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.

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