Titanium-Alloy Anchoring System as a Suitable Method of Extracapsular Repair
To characterize the effect of a titanium-alloy anchoring system (TAS) on the motion of the cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle. To compare the motion with the TAS to that of the CrCL-intact and CrCL-deficient stifle. Each canine pelvic limb was mounted in a loading jig under 30% body weight. Motion data was collected using an electromagnetic tracking system at stifle angles of 125°, 135°, and 145° with the CrCL-intact, CrCL-deficient and the TAS applied. Total translation of the CrCL-deficient stifle following the TAS was reduced, but remained greater than the CrCL-intact stifle at angles of 125°, 135°, and 145°. Internal rotation of the TAS groups was greater than the CrCL-intact group at 145°, but not 125° and 135°. Varus motion of the TAS group was decreased compared to the CrCL-deficient group, but increased compared to the CrCL-intact group at angles of 125°, 135°, and 145°. Total translation and internal rotation of the CrCL-deficient stifle following the TAS differed from that of the CrCL-intact stifle. However, the TAS reduced total translation and internal rotation of the tibia relative to the femur in the CrCL-deficient stifle to levels that may yield clinically acceptable results.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Frontiers in veterinary science
Dominic, C., Lanz, O. I., Muro, N., Sawyere, D., Aulakh, K., Pancotto, T., & Seda, D. (2020). Titanium-Alloy Anchoring System as a Suitable Method of Extracapsular Repair. Frontiers in veterinary science, 7, 592742. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.592742