Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2012; 25(05): 421-426
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-11-09-0124
Case Report
Schattauer GmbH

Stifle arthrodesis in two cats

A. Belch
1  Fitzpatrick Referrals, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
,
N. Fitzpatrick
1  Fitzpatrick Referrals, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
,
M. Farrell
1  Fitzpatrick Referrals, Eashing, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
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Further Information

Publication History

Received 05 September 2011

Accepted 21 April 2012

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

Summary

Two Domestic Shorthaired cats were admitted after sustaining multiligamentous injuries of the stifle joint. In one cat, prosthetic ligamentous reconstruction was unsuccessful at maintaining normal stifle stability. Both cats were treated with stifle arthrodesis using internal fixation with a plate and screws without external coaptation. In one case, arthrodesis was achieved using a 2.7 mm 16-hole dynamic compression plate placed medially. In the second case, a 2.7 mm 14-hole dynamic compression plate was placed cranially. No major complications were noted, and both cats were able to return to good levels of activity in the medium term.