Vetlig

Sports Medicine for Dogs

Stability-Versatility-Recovery

VETLIG artificial ligaments are advanced orthopaedic technology designed to reconstruct dog & cat ligaments, muscles and tendons. VETLIG uses only medical grade UHMWPE for our ligaments & sutures.

What is Vetlig?

Vetlig products are advanced orthopaedic technology designed to reconstruct dog and cat ligaments and tendons.

It is the most advanced non-biological soft tissue treatment option. It gives immediate strength, optimised function, conservative anatomical restoration and rapid recovery.

Whilst being very strong, at the same time they are smaller to implant, which is kinder to the bone and more conservative.

These products help veterinarians to give their patients options which have not been available before and enable them to get back to normal activities with minimal downtime.

Hip Ligaments

Available as the 4000 and 2000 button/toggle ligament for hip subluxation. A button and suture option using 2mm tunnels is also available.

 To reinforce the round/teres ligament, the button is preassembled onto the ligament.

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Achilles  Tendon

Available in three sizes, 8000 for over 20Kg dogs, 4000 for under 20Kg dogs, 2000 for cats and dogs. The strength is 8000 newtons for the 8000, 4000 newtons for the 4000 and 2000 newtons for the 2000.

 It is a clinically proven option for chronic injuries or acute achilles injuries.

(published clinical data)

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Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon

Available as 8000/4000/2000 ligament and can be adapted to many applications, also suitable for cats as it uses a 2.5mm tunnel.

(published clinical data)

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Triceps Tendon

Available as the 4000/2000 ligament which can be adapted to many applications, also suitable for cats as it uses a 2.5mm tunnel

(published clinical data)

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CCL Repair open or Arthroscopic

Available in three sizes, 8000 for over 20Kg dogs, 4000 for under 20kg dogs and 2000 for cats & dogs under 10Kg.  Ligaments with a femoral suspensory button fixation, pre-threaded are also available. (published clinical data)  and more studies ongoing.

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How does it work - Evidence-based medicine

Vetlig and its partner Novetech surgery work with only human-grade UHMWPE material for our ligaments and sutures made in France. Our instruments are also made in France and the UK.

The manufacture of these ligaments and instruments are from CE and FDA accredited facilities which are regularly checked and monitored.

Our products are thoroughly tested to make sure they are stronger than the ligament they replace, are biocompatible and are safe. We are the only company to have tested the ligaments to the original Lars ligaments which were used in human orthopaedics.

The implant is stronger yet allows smaller tunnels than the original ligaments Vetlig ltd used to sell. We have evolved the ligament to allow good stability, versatility and recovery with our products.

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Benefits of Vetlig artificial ligaments

These are some of the benefits of Vetlig ligaments

Less invasive and more conservative than the current TPLO surgery used on dogs

Provides
immediate
strength and stability
to the repair

Possible for
day
case
surgery

The same techniques
have been used
in humans for
over 30 years

Respects the
biomechanics
of the joint

Suitable for stifle, patella, achilles, shoulder, hip and tumour applications

Operation is quick and easy to do, either open or arthroscopically

Swift
postoperative
recovery

“I can’t believe Galax would recover so quickly after a CCL rupture” The Vet Dr Julinder and Vetlig are a match made in heaven

Review Texta“My name is Sophie and I am the owner of Galax, the dobermann in the video clips that Vet Krister Julinder sent to you. The first 12 hours after the operation were horrible, Galax were in great pain in spite of strong painkillers. He cried and screamed so I almost felt I regret the op. After that first night everything was so much better in the morning, he could use his leg and the worst pain was gone..”

Now Popzy is a happy little poodle who can run around and play again!

“I think that the operation went smoothly and without complications and was the best choice for Popzy. Popzy recovered so well within days after the operation and it was hard to make her take it easy and not jump and run around too much.
The surgical wounds were easy to take care of as they were so small and so I would really recommend Krister Julinders operation with the Vetlig ligament.
Now Popzy is a happy little poodle who can run around and play again.”

On September 14th, it is Chaussette’s Birthday I removed the brace. The day after she walked on all four paws again!

After going up in the montain passes and taking some pictures at the peak, I started going down with my crampons in order to put on my skis about fifty meters lower, but due to lack of attention and / or overconfidence I slipped on unstable stones hidden by the snow, and I fell about 200 m down. Once my fall had stopped, I searched and called for Chaussette but without result.
An hour later and 900m down, I discovered a big bloodstain, Chaussette had found shelter from the wind a few meters lower, unconscious, inert and choking in her own blood.
The examinations revealed edema on the cervical spine, broken ribs and a complex fracture of the olecranon of the left paw.
April 10th, first surgery to reduce the fracture using a k-wire but it did not hold.
On July 6th, fourth surgery, and implantation of the ligament prosthesis NOVATEN® of Novetech Surgery.
On September 14th, it is Chaussette’s Birthday I removed the brace. The day after she walked on all four paws again.

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    These are some of the benefits of Vetlig ligaments

    Vetlig Cryotherapy Brace

    Cryotherapy has an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oedema and a muscle relaxant effect.

    During compression, a decrease in blood flow and oedema is observed, which works in synergy with cryotherapy.

    Peek & Titanium Inference Screws

     

    With a modulus similar to cortical bone, PEEK polymer exhibits an ideal combination of strength, stiffness and toughness, together with a bio-inert nature and MRI compatibility. PEEK screw are the closest in character to bone structure.

    Vetlig Sutures & Tapes

     

    Suture Fibre is made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is 10x stronger than steel on a weighted basis
    UHMWPE Suture Tape 96cm long, 770 N strength, 2mm drill tunnels, can also be used with titanium or peek screws.

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