Using and Storing CrossCut
Wedge Osteotomy Guides
by IMEX Veterinary
Image courtesy of Derek Fox, DVM, DACVS – University of Missouri
Correction of angular limb deformities in small animal patients can be challenging and begins with detailed planning of the correction which often involves a closing wedge ostectomy. CrossCut guides assist the surgeon in executing the surgical plan accurately. The following steps are involved:
These stainless steel guides may be cleaned in routine instrument cleaners and disinfectants to include ultrasonic cleaning if desired. CrossCut Guides are easily organized by size onto plate clips or a section of cerclage wire for storage and sterilization. Most users separate the positive (+) and negative (–) angles onto separate clips and may subdivide them into four clips or loops to simplify retrieval and postoperative cleaning.