Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Filling a gap in the current literature, Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery provides revision strategies for correcting the complications associated with surgical repair techniques for cranial cruciate ligament rupture, one of the most common causes of a hind limb lameness in dogs. Presenting step-by-step instructions for numerous surgical correction techniques, this practical guide covers articular, extra-articular and osteotomy repair techniques as well as non-surgical management, physical rehabilitation, clinical decision making, and more.

The book begins with an overview of cranial cruciate ligament tear, diagnosis, and treatment goals, followed by a discussion of methods for minimizing surgical site infection and complications. Subsequent chapters describe the potential complications of a particular technique and explain how to identify, evaluate, and correct the complication. Throughout the book, hundreds of high-quality clinical photographs show the appearance of complications and demonstrate each step of the corrective procedure. This authoritative guide:

  • Provides step-by-step techniques for surgical corrections of common complications
  • Emphasizes surgical decision making and specific strategies for surgical correction
  • Contains revision strategies for identification of intra-operative complications
  • Covers evaluation and identification of post-operative complications
  • Features more than 400 photographs and clinical images

Part of the state-of-the-art Advances in Veterinary Surgery series, Complications in Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament Surgery is an invaluable resource for surgical residents, veterinary surgeons, and general practice veterinarians alike.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii
Preface ix
Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Disclosures xv
I Introduction 1
1 Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Goals of Cranial Cruciate Ligament
Rupture
and Defining Complications 3
David L. Dycus, Jeffery Biskup, Michael G.
Conzemius, and Ron Ben‐Amotz
2 Surgeon and Patient Preparation to
Minimize
Surgical Site Complications
and Infection
Surveillance Programs 15
Katie L. Hoddinott, J. Scott Weese,
and Ameet Singh
3 Identification, Addressing, and
Following
Up on Surgical Site Infection
After Cranial Cruciate Ligament
Stabilization
33
Katie L. Hoddinott, J. Scott Weese,
and Ameet Singh
II Intraarticular Repair
Techniques 43
4 Complications Associated with
Intraarticular Repair Techniques 45
Jeffery Biskup and Michael G. Conzemius
5 Complications Associated
with Proximal Tibial
Epiphysiodesis 61
Aldo Vezzoni, Joshua S. Zuckerman,
and Ron Ben‐Amotz
III Extraarticular Repair
Techniques 85
6 Extracapsular Stabilization Using
Synthetic Material 87
Ian G. Holsworth
7 Complications Associated with
Extracapsular
Stabilization Using
Monofilament Material 109
R. Randy Basinger
8 Complications Associated with
Extracapsular
Stabilization using
Multifilament
Material 121
Matt Corse and Ian G. Holsworth
IV Osteotomy Repair Techniques 145
9 Complications Associated with
Cranial Closing Wedge Osteotomy 147
Bill Oxley
10 Complications Associated with Tibial
Plateau
Leveling Osteotomy 163
Ron Ben‐Amotz and Joshua S. Zuckerman
11 Complications Associated with
CORA‐Based Leveling Osteotomy 189
David L. Dycus and Don Hulse

12 Complications Associated with Tibial
Tuberosity Advancement 199
Matthew D. Barnhart
13 Complications Associated with the
Modified Maquet Technique 217
Marc H. Balligand
V Nonsurgical Management and
Physical Rehabilitation 235
14 Complications Associated with Stifle
Orthotics 237
Bryan T. Torres and Steven C. Budsberg
15 Complications from Cranial Cruciate
Ligament Surgery: Rehabilitation
Considerations
247
Matthew W. Brunke, David Levine, David L.
Dycus, and Denis J. Marcellin‐Little
VI Adjunctive Information 261
16 Complications Associated with Feline
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Techniques 263
Sorrel J. Langley-Hobbs and
Eva Schnabl‐Feichter
17 Complications Associated with
Arthroscopic Evaluation of the Stifle
and Decision Making 287
Brian S. Beale, Stephen C. Jones,
and Selena Tinga
18 Complications Associated with the
Meniscus and Decision Making 307
Stephen C. Jones, Selena Tinga, and
Brian S. Beale
Index

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