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Kyon: Foundations of Pelvic Lameness

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Following six years of clinical development by Slobodan Tepic, Dr.Sci., Dipl.Ing., of the AO Research Institute, Davos, and Prof. Pierre M. Montavon, Head of Small Animal Surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, KYON began the controlled clinical release of the Zürich Cementless Total Hip Replacement (THR). In 2002, the Zürich Cementless THR was launched to the veterinary community, addressing the chronic problems with conventional cemented THR and press-fit cementless THR. The Zurich Cementless stem is fixed to the medial side of the femur with screws to allow for secure fixation while eliminating the shear stresses that often cause aseptic loosening. Since launch, the Zurich Cementless THR has been used in over 13,000 cases by 300 veterinary orthopedic surgeons.

In early 2004, after three years of development, KYON began controlled clinical release of Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA). This new technique was a major innovation in the treatment of canine cruciate disease. TTA was launched to the veterinary community by the end of 2004 and it became one of the fastest growing procedures in veterinary orthopedics. TTA, invented by KYON, was developed to alleviate cranial cruciate deficiency in dogs by neutralization of the cranial tibial thrust without compromising joint congruency. This technique was a major departure from current practice, which includes using sutures to hold the femur in place relative to the tibia, or cutting the top of the tibia to rotate the tibial plateau. To date, KYON’s TTA implants have been used in over 130,000 cases by more than 1000 surgeons worldwide.