Relationship between Tibial conformation, cage size and advancement achieved in TTA procedure

Meeson, R L and Corah, L and Conroy, M C and Calvo, I (2018) Relationship between Tibial conformation, cage size and advancement achieved in TTA procedure. BMC Veterinary Research, 14 (1). p. 104.

[img]
Preview
Text
11274.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (528kB) | Preview

Abstract

Previous studies have suggested that there is a theoretical discrepancy between the cage size and the resultant tibial tuberosity advancement, with the cage size consistently providing less tibial tuberosity advancement than predicted. The purpose of this study was to test and quantify this in clinical cases. The hypothesis was that the advancement of the tibial tuberosity as measured by the widening of the proximal tibia at the tibial tuberosity level after a standard TTA, will be less than the cage sized used, with no particular cage size providing a relative smaller or higher under-advancement, and that the conformation of the proximal tibia will have an influence on the amount of advancement achieved.