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  CASE 52

SIGNALMENT:

3-year-old female Golden Retriever

 

HISTORY:

3-month duration right rear limb lameness.

 

DIAGNOSTICS:

On palpation there is cranial drawer motion indicative of a torn cranial cruciate ligament in this leg.

 

SURGERY: 

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) was performed.
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Thank you to Dr. Joe Landers, Heritage Veterinary Hospital, for this referral.

 

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Figure 1

Preoperative measurement of the tibial plateau angle is 25. With the 24 mm biradial saw blade, a rotation of 8.25 mm is required.


Figure 2

Immediate postop, lateral view, showing the Slocum right TPLO plate in place. Angle of the tibial plateau is now 5.


Figure 3

AP view postop of the right stifle, post-TPLO.