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Role of Tibial Tuberosity Fracture/Fissure through the Maquet Hole in Stifle Osteoarthritis after Porous Tibial Tuberosity Advancement in Dogs at Mid-Term Follow-Up

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IRCCS “Saverio de Bellis”, Castellana Grotte, 70013 Bari, Italy
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Dipartimento dell’Emergenza e dei Trapianti di Organi (DETO), Sezione di Cliniche Veterinarie e P.A, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, s.p. per Casamassima Km 3. Valenzano, 70010 Bari, Italy
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Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, Santa Cruz de la Palma, 38009 Las Palmas, Spain
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Dottorato di ricerca in “Trapianti di Tessuti ed Organi e Terapie Cellulari”, Dipartimento dell’Emergenza e dei Trapianti di Organi (DETO), Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, 70010 Bari, Italy
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Vet. Sci. 2020, 7(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci7010001
Received: 4 November 2019 / Revised: 18 December 2019 / Accepted: 19 December 2019 / Published: 22 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Clinical Veterinary Medicine)
Tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) is used to treat cranial cruciate ligament rupture of the stifle joint in dogs. Tibial tuberosity fracture/fissure is a complication of TTA that may have a favorable prognosis. The aim of this study was to detect how tibial tuberosity fracture/fissure through the Maquet hole worsens the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in the stifle joint of dogs treated with porous TTA. Seventeen cases were included in the study, divided into two groups. The first group (n = 10) included subjects that had tibial tuberosity fracture/fissure through the Maquet, and the second group included subjects that had no complications (n = 7). Both groups showed significant progression compared to OA at 3 months after surgery. We observed that at T0, the control group showed a higher level of OA. For this reason, we normalized the OA scores, evaluating the percentage difference from T0 and T1. We verified that there were no statistically significant differences between the two groups. The results confirm that OA progression in subjects undergoing TTA was not significantly influenced by fracture/fissure of the tibial tuberosity through the Maquet hole. Therefore, fracture fissure through the Maquet hole should be considered as a common minor complication during TTA. View Full-Text
Keywords: tibial tuberosity advancement; complication; cranial cruciate ligament; dog tibial tuberosity advancement; complication; cranial cruciate ligament; dog
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Crovace, A.M.; Staffieri, F.; Monopoli, D.; Artiles, A.; Fracassi, L.; Crovace, A.; Lacitignola, L. Role of Tibial Tuberosity Fracture/Fissure through the Maquet Hole in Stifle Osteoarthritis after Porous Tibial Tuberosity Advancement in Dogs at Mid-Term Follow-Up. Vet. Sci. 2020, 7, 1.

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