Developed originally for arthroscopic use but also useful in open surgery on very tight osteoarthritic stifles. Improves visibility in the joint by reducing clutter.
Pins (2.5mm) placed above and below the stifle in line with the medial collateral ligament. Turn the thumbscrew to distract the joint and expose the medial meniscus. The pins may be twisted relative to one another to bring the tibial plateau forwards.
Version with 3.2mm pins is suitable for use with TPLO jig pins – the proximal pin can then be re-used.