Associazione Italiana Veterinari Piccoli Animali
Affiliata WSAVA


Le osteotomie tibiali per il trattamento della rottura del legamento crociato craniale nel cane: tecniche a confronto


Martini F. M., Brandstetter de Bellesini A.
Sezione di Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria e Medicina d’Urgenza, Dipartimento di Salute Animale, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Università degli Studi di Parma

Pavarotti G. S.
Libero Professionista, Modena


Objective: To review the biomechanical considerations, experimental investigations, and clinical data pertaining to tibial osteotomy procedures for treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) insufficiency in dogs.

Study Design: Literature Review. 

Methods: Literature search throught Pub Med and conference proceedings abstracts.

Conclusions: Currently available data does not allow accurate comparisons between different tibial osteotomy procedures, or with traditional methods of stabilizing the CrCL-deficient stifle. Carefully designed long-term clinical studies and further biomechanical analyses are required to determine the optimal osteotomy technique, and whether these procedures are superior to other stabilization methods.

Clinical significance: Limb function in dogs with CrCL insufficiency can be improved using the currently described tibial osteotomy techniques.


TPLO, TTA, knee, tibia, osteotomy, cranial cruciate ligament, meniscus, dog