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Evaluation of vascular trauma after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy with or without gauze protection. A cadaveric angiographic study.
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PMID:  21451887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: To evaluate the integrity of the cranial tibial artery after performing the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) with or without soft tissue dissection and protection with gauze sponges. Study design: Experimental cadaveric study. Animals: Ten dogs weighing 28 to 35 kg. Methods: Ten pairs of normal pelvic limbs were divided randomly into two groups in which a TPLO was performed with or without soft tissue protection with gauze sponges respectively. Angiography was used to evaluate the integrity of the cranial tibial artery after TPLO in each group. Contrast angiography was performed for each group: 1) before TPLO [Control]; 2) after TPLO [Osteotomy]; and 3) after intentional laceration of the cranial tibial artery [Arteriotomy]. A 'yes or no' was used to score contrast extravasation. The area of extravasated contrast was also calculated on the radiographs. A Mann-Whitney test and an ANOVA with repeated measures were completed to assess the score and the area, respectively, for each of the surgical treatments (Control, Osteotomy, and Arteriotomy) between the conditions of dissection with respect to the cranial tibial artery. A value of p <0.05 was considered significant. Results: The differences between the two groups (with and without protection) for scores and areas of leakage were not significant (p >0.05). However, significant differences were noted between Control and Arteriotomy (p <0.01) and Osteotomy and Arteriotomy (p <0.01), but not between Control and Osteotomy (p >0.05). Conclusions and clinical relevance: A TPLO without protection of the cranial tibial artery can be performed without increased risk of arterial trauma.
A Pozzi; V Samii; M B Horodyski
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-3-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Dr. Antonio Pozzi, DMV, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100126, Gainesville, Florida 32610, United States, Phone: +1 352 392 2226, Fax: +1 352 392 6125, E-Mail:
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