Cranial tibial wedge osteotomy: a technique for eliminating cranial tibial thrust in cranial cruciate ligament repair

J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1984 Mar 1;184(5):564-9.


Cranial tibial wedge osteotomy, surgical technique for cranial cruciate ligament rupture, was performed on 19 stifles in dogs. This procedure leveled the tibial plateau, thus causing weight-bearing forces to be compressive and eliminating cranial tibial thrust. Without cranial tibial thrust, which was antagonistic to the cranial cruciate ligament and its surgical reconstruction, cruciate ligament repairs were allowed to heal without constant loads. This technique was meant to be used as an adjunct to other cranial cruciate ligament repair techniques.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dog Diseases / surgery*
  • Dogs
  • Hindlimb / surgery*
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery*
  • Osteotomy / methods
  • Osteotomy / veterinary*
  • Radiography
  • Stifle / diagnostic imaging
  • Stifle / surgery*