Atlas of orthopedic surgical procedures of the dog and cat by Ann L. Johnson DVM MS, Dianne Dunning DVM MS

By Ann L. Johnson DVM MS, Dianne Dunning DVM MS

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Capsular Repair and Imbrication: Imbricate the joint capsule with nonabsorbable monofilament material using an interrupted or cruciate pattern. Place the joint through a range of motion. Closure: Reattach the external rotator muscles as necessary. Reduce and stabilize the greater trochanter with two Kirchner wires and a tension band. Suture the fascial layers, subcutaneous tissue, and skin. CAUTIONS 4 The sciatic nerve courses dorsomedial to the acetabulum; to avoid damaging this nerve, caution must be exercised when performing the trochanteric osteotomy.

Check patellar stability after each imbricating suture.

POSTOPERATIVE CARE The animal should be confined to a small area or kennel until the ilial union is evident. Activity should be limited to outside leash walks for urination and defecation. Care should be taken to avoid stairs and slippery surfaces. EXPECTED OUTCOME 5,6 Outcome is usually good to excellent. Force plate analysis confirms that weight-bearing forces improve in operated versus nonoperated hips. Ninety-two percent of the clinical signs associated with lameness and gait abnormalities resolve with minimal progression of degenerative joint disease in dogs undergoing this procedure.

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