Medycyna Wet. 67 (8), 550-554, 2011
Aleksiewicz R., Niedziela D., Cichecki M., Bojarski M.
Codoloops ligature application anchored with surgical wire implants in the reconstruction of cranial cruciate ligaments in dogs
In dogs, CCLD usually occurs after injury, but predispositions toward it increase with age. According to literature lameness related to CCLD is one of the main causes of hind leg lameness in dogs, and the main cause of osteoarthrosis in stifle joint. Currently the success rate of surgical treatment of CCLD to restore limb functions is between 85 and 95%. The aim of the study was an estimation of clinical application of polyester CCL prosthesis anchoring according to the authors’ own procedure. The operation was performed on 58 dogs of both sexes, aged 1.5 – 8 years. Intracapsular alloplasty of the cranial cruciate ligament was used as a reconstruction technique together with Codoloops Tricomed S.A. – Poland ligature application. Cotter was used as an anchor within the distal epiphysis of the femur and 0.8 mm spring twisted surgical wire within the proximal epiphysis of the tibia. Three tunnels were driven in bone epiphyses for prosthesis application. The authors evaluated the clinical outcome of the procedure as very good or good. From statistical analyses concerning clinical results, after 6 months from the procedure it is assumed that in 94 % of the cases the clinical result of the procedure was satisfactory.
Keywords: cranial cruciate ligament, implants, anchored, intracapsular alloplasty.