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We combine recent
biotechnology advances with clever engineering

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About OssAbility

Designers and manufacturers of veterinary orthopaedic implants and instruments

We treat canine cranial cruciate ligament disease using 3D printed titanium implants and clever instrumentation. We help you do great surgery by providing the right tools, education and ongoing support. We are leading the world, and we want you to be a part of it.

Our people are veterinary surgeons and engineers. Like you, we are here because we love watching animals live healthy active lives. We embrace new technology and are committed to evidence-based medicine and systems. Ultimately, our products reflect the lessons learned in decades of research and help you give the best possible care.

Products

OssAbility Osteotomy Guide

Osteotomy Guide

Most veterinary saw and drill guides rely on your experience and subjective decision making. Our Osteotomy Guide aligns cutting and drilling tools in the correct orientation. Controlling where you position the osteotomy helps maintain the integrity of the tibia and reduces the opportunity for complications. Configuring the Osteotomy Guide prior to surgery allows you to concentrate on managing your patient. Crafted from hardened medical-grade stainless steel, our Osteotomy Guide will last a lifetime.

Product Features:

  • Control the final tibial crest thickness, osteotomy length, obliquity, and termination position
  • Calibrated to deliver a tibial crest that is at least 11 mm thick at the level of patellar tendon insertion and 5 mm thick at the Maquet hole
  • Secure the guide firmly onto the patient
  • Match the contours of the tibia even when there is a buttress

Products

OssAbility Advancement Levers

Advancement Levers

Our Advancement Levers allow you to advance the tibial crest, in a controlled manner, for easy implant insertion. We have calibrated the dimensions, so when you turn the Advancement Lever, the Wedge Implant will fit perfectly. You only have to advance it once.

Product Features:

  • One side is sharp, and the other is rounded, so you can rotate it smoothly without slipping
  • These markings help you position the Advancement Lever precisely in the osteotomy, immediately before advancement
  • Calibrated, so the Wedge Implant fits just right
  • The Advancement Levers double as a plate contouring instruments

Products

OssAbility Wedge Implant

Wedge Implant

Our 3D printed biocompatible titanium Wedge Implants matches the contours of the patient’s tibia. The Wedge Implant responds mechanically to stress and strain to promote rapid bone ingrowth and long-term strength. The combination of a load-bearing patient-matched implant and interconnected porous structure means bone grafting is not required. Wedge Implants are available in common sizes to treat medium to large breed dogs.

Product Features:

  • Manufactured using an industrial 3D printing process with stringent quality control
  • The scaffold is porous and mimics the properties of trabecular bone
  • The Wedge Implant has a very high coefficient of friction that secures it in place

Education

OssAbility provides amazing clinical support

We specialise in helping general practitioners and veterinary surgeons to offer amazing treatments. Our Workshops teach you everything you need to use the OssAbility Stifle System confidently. We offer one-day Workshops with content tailored to your skill level combined with a hands-on practical session. We have an excellent tutor to delegate ratio, and our specialist veterinary surgeons will help you every step of the way.

Contact us to learn more about Workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Solutions

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Watch an OssAbility Stifle System Surgery

OssAbility Stifle System

The OssAbility Stifle System helps general practitioners and veterinary surgeons to treat lameness associated with canine cranial ligament disease. Designed as a series of steps, our OssAbility Stifle System helps you to plan and perform surgery using clever instrumentation and clinical support.

You can expect fewer complications, faster convalescence, and better patient outcomes. Follow the steps and watch your patients walk out of the surgery.

Education

Attend our Workshop to learn how to use the OssAbility Stifle System. The hands-on experience you gain at our Workshop is the best way to reduce your learning curve. You’ll get one-on-one assistance from expert tutors and meet the specialists that will support each of your cases back at your clinic.

Planning

Send us your patient’s x-rays and together we will create the right surgical plan. We provide you with a written report with a specialist veterinarian opinion and help you discuss the surgery with the owner. You can configure your Osteotomy Guide before surgery based on your plan.

Intelligent Instruments

Set up the Osteotomy Guide for each patient. The clever instruments control where you drill and cut, so the osteotomy and Wedge Implant are always in the right place. The Osteotomy Guide allows you to control the thickness of the tibial crest and the ensures you have enough bone stock. You can feel confident the osteotomy will end up in the right place, without unwelcome surprises on your post-op x-rays.

Advanced Implants

Our Wedge Implants are unique, but what matters most is that your patients will heal quickly. We use certified industrial 3D printing to manufacture our Wedge Implants. The porous scaffold encourages rapid bone ingrowth within weeks. The inherent flexibility promotes bone health over time. We make all our implants from biocompatible titanium that allows for direct bone to implant contact, without an intervening fibrous layer.

Robust Results

An opening wedge osteotomy and tension band plate act together to reduce the bone onto the Wedge Implant. The surgical approach maintains essential blood supply. The final mechanical construct resists forces in tension, rotation, and bending. The construct is stable, so your patient can get active sooner, encouraging natural healing.

Ongoing Support

We offer you specialist backed support every step of the way. Before surgery, let us help you create the perfect surgical plan. After surgery, we can provide you with valuable feedback. We will even check up on you down the track to ensure your patient is recovering well and help get them back to full function.

Research

Research helps us treat patients better. We analyse every case you send us and use that information to paint an up-to-the-minute picture of how your treatments are benefiting patients. Your involvement in clinical research enables us to provide evidence-based medicine and systems. We are committed to publishing our outcomes in the best interests of the patients.

Contact

OssAbility

150 Heaton Street,
Christchurch 8052,
New Zealand

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