A joint project involving ÉTS and UdeM 

Designing a prosthesis for bovines 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Like humans, animals sometimes need a prosthesis. Bovines, for example, are susceptible to ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Although prostheses exist to alleviate this condition among humans and cats, the same cannot be said for bovines. In fact, there are currently no prostheses that exhibit mechanical properties similar to the bovine cranial cruciate ligament. Consequently, the prostheses that are used to treat these animals break prematurely, resulting in surgical setbacks. 

This situation may soon change, thanks to a joint project involving researchers from ÉTS and from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Université de Montréal. 

Professors Yvan Petit, Éric Wagnac and Vladimir Brailovski from ÉTS are currently working with researchers Sylvain Nichols and André Desrochers from Université de Montréal to design an innovative and reliable CCL prosthesis that will allow bovines to benefit from surgical prognoses that are as reliable as those for felines and humans. 

Yvan Petit. 

Vladimir Brailovski.

Éric Wagnac. 

For more information :
Prothèse du ligament croisé crânial pour les bovins (UdM website - French only). 

Chantal Crevier 
Communication Advisor 
514 396-8800, ext. 7893

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