Professor and Eminent Scholar University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Femoral osteotomy has become an integral component of the surgical correction of grade III/IV and IV/IV patellar luxations in dogs. The procedure is critical to resolving luxations in dogs with marked conformational osseous abnormalities but was rarely performed prior to the turn of the new millennium. There has been substantial advancement in the imaging and planning of these cases, including the recent revolution of virtual surgery and printing patient-specific guides. Advances in fixation have also improved clinical results while decreasing the incidence of postoperative complications. This lecture examines these advancements and how they have affected the implementation of femoral osteotomy in the last two decades.