Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2016; 29(05): 426-432
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-15-11-0186
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Distal femoral osteotomy using a novel deformity reduction device

Enrico Panichi
1   Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico Veterinario, Arenzano, Italy
Fulvio Cappellari
1   Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico Veterinario, Arenzano, Italy
Matteo Olimpo
2   Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
Lisa A. Piras
2   Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
Robert Radasch
3   Dallas Veterinary Surgical Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA
Antonio Ferretti
4   Clinica Veterinaria Dr. Ferretti, Milano, Italy
Bruno Peirone
2   Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie Grugliasco, Torino, Italy
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Publication History

Received: 20 November 2015

Accepted: 09 May 2016

Publication Date:
19 December 2017 (online)


Distal femoral osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to correct patellar luxation, secondary to a femoral deformity. A distal femoral osteotomy using the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy-jig to temporarily provide stability of the distal femoral osteotomy, maintaining limb alignment in the frontal and axial planes prior to internal plate fixation of the osteotomy, has been described. This report describes a novel jig named Deformity Reduction Device (DRD). This device was developed with the specific aim of increasing precision and predictability during corrective osteotomy execution in order to be consistent with the preoperative planning. The distal femoral osteotomy DRD-assisted procedure is described in detail, discussing the theoretical and practical principles of the application.

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