Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Hip: toggle fixation

Contributor(s): Sorrel Langley-Hobbs, James Cook, Joseph Harari

Introduction

  • To stabilize hip luxation during open reduction.

Uses

Disadvantages

  • Suture breakage and failure (especially with pre-existing hip disease or multiple injuries).

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good - 86% (12 of 14 cats) the hip remained reduced.
  • Owners resported outcomes of very good to excellent at long term follow up.
  • 14% (2 cats) reluxated - both had multiple limb injuries.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ash K, Rosselli D, Danielski A et al (2012) Correction of craniodorsal coxofemoral luxation in cats and small breed dogs using a modified Knowles technique with the braided polyblend TightRope systems. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 25 (1), 54-60 PubMed.
  • Pratesi A, Grierson J, Moores A P (2012) Toggle rod stabilisation of coxofemoral luxation in 14 cats. JSAP 53 (5), 260-6 PubMed.
  • Piermatti D L (1963) A technique for surgical management of coxofemoral luxations. Small Anim Clin 3, 373.
  • Knowles A T, Knowles J O & Knowles R P (1953) An operation to preserve the continuity of the hip joint. JAVMA 123 (921), 508-515 PubMed.

Other sources of information

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


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