Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hip: capsulorrhaphy

Contributor(s): Sorrel Langley-Hobbs

Introduction

  • To re-inforce repair of torn hip joint capsule, thereby increasing stability of reduction of luxation.

Uses

Disadvantages

  • Sutures may break resulting in acute lameness or reluxation.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Peri-articular structures heal sufficiently to stabilize joint after about 10 weeks - cases of suture breakage regain function about this time without further treatment.
  • If multiple limb injuries a transarticular pin may provide better stability to the reduced hip.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Rochereau P, Bernard√© A (2012) Stabilization of coxo-femoral luxation using tenodesis of the deep gluteal muscle. Technique description and reluxation rate in 65 dogs and cats (1995-2008). Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 25 (1), 49-53 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Montavon P M, Voss K, Langley-Hobbs S J (2009) Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease. Elsevier/Saunders.


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