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metadata.artigo.dc.title: Proximal tibial epiphysiodesis in a growing dog
metadata.artigo.dc.title.alternative: Epifisiodese tibial proximal em um cão em crescimento
metadata.artigo.dc.creator: Mesquita, Luciane dos Reis
Muzzi, Leonardo Augusto Lopes
Giannico, Amália Turner
Muzzi, Ruthnéa Aparecida Lázaro
Monteiro, Juliana Fonseca
Brienza, Paula Desjardins
metadata.artigo.dc.subject: Cranial cruciate ligament
Locking screw
Stifle joint
Ligamento cruzado cranial
Parafuso bloqueante
Articulação fêmoro-tíbio-patelar
metadata.artigo.dc.publisher: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul 2016
metadata.artigo.dc.identifier.citation: MESQUITA, L. dos R. et al. Proximal tibial epiphysiodesis in a growing dog. Acta Scientiae Veterinariae, Porto Alegre, v. 44, p. 1-4, 2016.
metadata.artigo.dc.description.abstract: The aim of this communication was to evaluate the effectiveness of the locking screw and cauterizing the growth plate of the tibial plateau as a preventive method of cranial cruciate ligament rupture. One stifle joint of a young dog was randomly chosen for placing a screw in order to block the tibial plateau growth line. A 3.5 mm × 20 mm cancellous bone screw in the dorsocranial surface of the tibial plateau of the left hindlimb. Two months after the first surgical intervention, the contralateral limb was cauterized in the tibial plateau growth line. Electrocauterization was performed with a spatula electrode set at 60 watts, performing ablation on the cranial third of the tibial plateau physis with access to the medial and lateral surfaces of the proximal tibia. The electrode was placed against the physis for 10 seconds at each site. Both members were followed radiographically to measure the tibial plateau angle and observed the angle reduction. After 30 and 60 days post-surgery, the tibial plateau angle in left hindlimb decreased to 11° and -4°, respectively. However, the decreased tibial plateau angle was tight and the screw was removed from the bone. However, even with the proximal tibial physis still open, withdrawing the screw did not alter the tibial plateau angle, which remained at -4° until the animal reached adulthood. The right left hindlimb was used as a control until the dog was 6 months old, and the tibial plateau angle exhibited a 26° angle. The electrocauterization technique of the tibial plateau angle decreased to 18° and 16° at 30 and 60 days after surgery, respectively, and remained at this last value until the animal completed its growth.
metadata.artigo.dc.language: en_US
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