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Coxofemoral Luxation Management

Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Up to 90% of luxations in the dog are of the hip joint.
Closed reduction is the first line treatment; however, open reductions are most often preferential due to recurrence with closed reductions.  Numerous methods for stabilization of the joint following open reduction have been described with toggle rod stabilization being commonly performed because of its ease of implementation and high rate of success without recurrence of luxation.  In an outcome study of toggle rod stabilizations, 85% of patient owners rated limb function at little to no lameness at 6 months after surgery.  The SECUROS Coxofemoral Luxation Management (CLM) System, with its Universal Aiming Device and Toggle Rod Insertion Device was developed over a 2-year period with consultation from leading university personnel and has shown excellent acceptability and utility.  In cases with a very shallow acetabulum or minimal joint capsule remaining, augmentation with extracapsular suture stabilization is beneficial.

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“Toggle rod stabilization for treatment of hip joint luxation in dogs: 62 cases (2000-2005)

Jennifer L. Demko, DVM; Brian K. Sidaway, DVM, MS, DACVS; Kelley M. Thieman, DVM; Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, DACVS; Carolyn R. Boyle, PhD; Ron M. McLaughlin, DVM, DVSc, DACVS

JAVMA, Vol 229, No.6, September 15, 2006

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