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1 Hybrid Pancarpal, Hybrid Pantarsal and Partial Tarsal arthrodesis plates By inventing, developing and perfecting these plates, we made this procedure simpler and safer. They’re another first for Vi and a better outcome for vets. 6 TTO cruciate repair system Vets once either used Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy or Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. Warrick Bruce saw that a mix of both techniques would create a better option and we created the Triple Tibial Osteotomy to make it possible. 2 Supracondylar plates Working closely with Mark Glyde we developed the original plates which made distal femur fracture repair possible where otherwise it might not have been. We have since extended the range for these invaluable plates to cover more patients 7 Small animal spine rongeurs and probes Simon Wheeler, a leading canine neurosurgeon worked with VI to produce a range of dedicated spine instruments appropriate for canine spinal surgery. 3 2.4mm screws and plates 8 Veterinary respiration monitor Typical of Vi’s attention to detail, this is an excellent development for cats and small dogs where the jump from 2.0mm to 2.7mm plates and screws is too large. At one time there was no anaesthetic monitor suitable for animals weighing less than a kilo. Based on a thermistor principle our ‘Imp Respiration Monitor’ was born, extending the care vets could give. 4 Stifle distractors 9 Wire Twister/Shear Cutter As a response to the difficulty in examining the medial meniscus, Vi developed the stifle distractor. Simple and practical, it opens the stifle to enable the surgeon to see and manage meniscal injuries. Placement of cerclage wire is a common procedure but often performed badly. Our twister cutter lets the surgeon twist the wire under tension and then cut short. 5 Cruciate lateral suture crimping system We replaced suture loop knots with crimps in the way anglers do, devising with Denis Marcellin Little at North Carolina State a secure stainless steel crimping system for canine surgery. 10 Small animal trochlearplasty instruments These procedures were once difficult because vets had to use instruments designed for humans. We transformed procedures by designing instruments specifically for veterinary surgery, for example specialised trochlearplasty rasps.