Semi-Cylindrical Recession Trochleoplasty (SCRT)
Semi-Cylindrical Recession Trochleoplasty (SCRT)
  • Semi-Cylindrical Recession Trochleoplasty or SCRT was developed as an alternatate technique to Trochlear Block (TBR) for femoral trochleoplasty in dogs with patellar luxation.
  • SCRT is an alternative to trochlear block recession, trochlear wedge recession or abrasion sulcoplasty.
  • SCRT preserves the cartilage on the femoral trochlea (like TBR) without the risk of complications (e.g. block fracture) and achieves press fit of the osteochondral graft with minimal manipulation.
  • SCRT is technically simple and reproducible in dogs of all sizes.
  • In a randomized, pilot, non-inferiority clinical trial SCRT and TBR patients performed similarly (manuscript accpeted for publication)
  • Developed in conjunction with Michael Conzemius, DVM, PhD, DACVS
  • For more info please contact NGD.
Watch the SCRT Introduction video located under the SCRT section on the Procedures & Technical Info page.
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