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Surgery in feline ruptured cranial cruciate ligament
A rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is commonly seen in dogs, especially those of large or giant breeds. Sometimes this also occurs in cats. Is the `new` surgical therapy like tibial plateau leveling osteotomy also indicated in cats? It is, as this interesting case report describes.

A 5-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented for a nonweight-bearing left pelvic-limb lameness. Orthopedic and radiographic examinations revealed a cranial cruciate ligament rupture and deformity of the proximal tibial metaphysis. The deformity of the proximal tibia resulted in an exaggerated tibial plateau angle of approximately 75°. Surgical correction was performed with a combination of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and cranial closing wedge ostectomy. The procedures resulted in an excellent clinical outcome with immediate return to weight bearing in the operated limb and progressive improvement in function over the ensuing 4 months.

Source: Eric A. Hoots, Steve W. Petersen (2005): Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy and Cranial Closing Wedge Ostectomy in a Cat With Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 41:395-399 (2005)




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