Senior Researcher, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Roberto Tamburro, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Italy.
Received: January 30, 2020; Published: March 01, 2020
Cranial cruciate ligament deficiency (CCLd) is the most common cause of hindlimb lameness in dogs leading to stifling joint instability, inflammation, pain, lameness and osteoarthritis development. In the last decade, different surgical procedures have been described for treating CCLd in dogs.
Tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) is one of the most common surgical techniques used, which aims to neutralize the cranial tibial thrust, achieving a caudal displacement of the tibial plateau, levelling the slope up to get a perpendicular angle between the tibial plateau and the patellar tendon, without restoring the cranial cruciate ligament.
Citation: Roberto Tamburro. “Evaluation of Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy in Cats Affected by Cranial Cruciate Ligament Deficiency”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.4 (2020): 01-02.
Copyright: © 2020 Roberto Tamburro. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.