CrCL Ruptures in Small Animals
using Osteotomy Techniques (TTA RAPID® Tiny, TPLO, CBLO)
Treating smaller patients like cats or small dogs for cranial cruciate ligament ruptures can be more challenging than treating larger dogs due to a smaller surgical field, making it more difficult to access and visualize the joint during surgery. Also, the degree of the tibial plateau correction needed is often disproportionate to their size. This is because small patients, especially toy breeds, are prone to having steep tibial plateau angles, which can make them more susceptible to cranial cruciate ligament ruptures. To achieve appropriate stabilization and prevent future complications, a more significant correction may be necessary, which can be challenging in small patients due to the limited space and the potential risk of over-correction.
The RITA LEIBINGER Titanium TTA RAPID® Tiny, 2.0/2.4 TPLO and Titanium TPLO Swing, and our 2.0/2.4 Titanium CBLO implant systems and instrumentation are specifically designed for small patients, and can help overcome these challenges. They are typically smaller in size and have different geometries to accommodate the smaller bone structure of small dogs and cats.
This intensive course can offer you a range of valuable specialized knowledge and skills essential for achieving successful outcomes in small patients with cranial cruciate ligament ruptures. Here are some of the key things you might learn:
your Benefits in joining this course
This intensive CE course provides a well-rounded and comprehensive training experience for veterinarians who want to enhance their skills in treating CrCL ruptures in small dogs and cats using osteotomy techniques. By the end of the course, you should have a deeper understanding of these surgical techniques, as well as the confidence and skills to perform them safely and effectively in your practice.