Transposition of the sacrotuberous ligament for the treatment of coxofemoral luxation in dogs


KILIC E., Ozaydin I., Atalan G. , Baran V.

JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE, vol.43, no.8, pp.341-344, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2002.tb00083.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SMALL ANIMAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-344

Abstract

A surgical technique is described for transposition of the sacrotuberous ligament to replace the teres ligament in the treatment of coxofemoral luxation in dogs. Ten dogs with coxofemoral luxation were treated using this technique and all animals regained full limb function within two months of surgery. It is suggested that the technique could be employed in dogs suffering from all types of hip luxations.