Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2017 , Vol 23 , Issue 3
Surgical Treatment of Dorsal Scapular Luxation in Cats: Six Cases (2010-2016)
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Istanbul, Department of Surgery, TR-34320 Avcilar, Istanbul - TURKEY
2Ambarli District, Cumhuriyet Street, No:46, TR-34315, Avcilar, Istanbul - TURKEY
3Ambarli District, Doktor Sadik Ahmet Street, No:7/11, TR-34315 Avcilar, Istanbul -TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2016.17007 Dorsal luxation, avulsion or dislocation of the scapula is described as the dorsal displacement of the scapula, resulting from the rupture of the ventral serratus, rhomboideus and trapezius muscles. In this report, we aimed to suggest a different way for the surgical treatment of dorsal scapular luxation in cats. The study material comprised of 6 cats presented to our clinics. Intra-operatively, in all the patients it was determined that the ventral serratus and rhomboideus muscles were ruptured, however, the trapezius muscle was undamaged. In surgical intervention, cauterization of contact surfaces of two muscle to improve adhesion and suturing of serratus and rhombeideus muscles to infraspinatus and supraspinatus muscles was carried out respectively. In the clinical follow-up examination on post-operative day 15, dorsal luxation of the affected extremity during weight-bearing had completely disappeared in all of the patients. On the telephone consultation 2 months after operation, owners declared no complaints of lameness or recurrence of symptoms. In conclusion, the treatment model suggested in this study is quite simple and minimally invasive which could be applied in the treatment of the dorsal scapular luxation in cats. Keywords : Scapula, Dorsal luxation, Avulsion, Serratus ventralis, Rhombeideus, Cat