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Abstract

PICO question

In dogs over 15 kg, with cranial cruciate ligament rupture is there evidence of improved outcome following tibial plateau levelling osteotomy or lateral fabellotibial suture?

Clinical bottom line

Although the evidence is not conclusive, the literature reviewed here suggests that tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) results in superior limb function and owner satisfaction compared to placement of a lateral fabellotibial suture (LFS).

There is currently insufficient evidence to determine if there is a difference in complication rates or osteoarthritis (OA) development following TPLO or LFS.


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