Treatment of traumatic coxofemoral luxation with triple pelvic osteotomy in 19 dogs (1987-1999)

J. J. Haburjak, T. M. Lenehan, J. Harari, R. Gurevitch, B. Rivers, G. B. Tarvin, P. D. Constable

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The objective of our study was to investigate, retrospectively, the role of triple pelvic osteotomy in the management of traumatic coxofemoral luxation. Nineteen patients were identified from medical record data and four dogs returned for long-term physical, goniometric and radiographic evaluation. Seventeen of nineteen dogs had maintenance of reduction of the hip. Due to poor outcome, two of these seventeen dogs required salvage procedures. Three of four dogs that returned for long-term follow-up, owner evaluation, radiographic scoring, and physical examination had satisfactory results. These four dogs had manual goniometric evaluations performed on the affected side, and the contralateral hip. A paired student t-test was used for statistical analysis, and internal rotation was the only value which was significantly (p ≤0.05) different between the two sides. Reduction alone is not a representation of success when evaluating open management of coxofemoral luxation, because two dogs with poor limb function necessitated femoral head and neck excision for limb salvage. The TPO does have a role in the treatment of traumatic coxofemoral luxation, but may not be sufficient in cases involving congenital dysplasia and/ or intra-articular fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2001


  • Open reduction
  • TPO
  • Traumatic hip luxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)


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