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Isometric Lateral Suture
Isometric Suture

Information about the procedure for referring vets.

An isometric lateral suture uses a suture anchor to attach the implant to the femur, and a precisely placed bone tunnel in the tibial plateau, resulting in an implant that has a more consistent tension through the range of motion of the stifle than the traditional lateral suture.

This may have advantages in providing more consistent support to the stifle through the whole weight bearing phase.

This procedure is also useful when combined with a tibial crest transposition to stabilise stifles with concurrent medial patella luxation and cranial cruciate ligament rupture.