Cruciate repair - Traditional repair techniques

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Traditional cruciate repair: The Modified De Angelis technique

The aim of surgery has been, traditionally, to replace it with a prosthesis, usually nylon suture in a procedure called the De Angelis technique.
This has been a very successful surgery, especially in smaller dogs and cats and it still is. However the results are less successful in bigger dogs. Because of this a new technique has been developed for these larger individuals.