Abstracts of the week

Hannah E Michael, Catherine M McGowan, Heli K Hyytiäinen
Vet J. 2024 Apr 3:305:106107. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2024.106107.
Consideration of posture in dogs is part of physiotherapy assessment and treatment.
Small animal
Dito Anggoro et al.
J Vet Med Sci. 2024 Apr 1. doi: 10.1292/jvms.23-0520.
The findings offer valuable insights for modified treatment approaches in managing fractures in toy breed dogs.
Small animal
F Volz, D Eberle, M Kornmayer, Y Zablotski, A Meyer-Lindenberg
J Small Anim Pract. 2024 Apr;65(4):223-233. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13704.
Addition of platelet-rich plasma/hyaluronic acid injections during TPLO is unnecessary.

Veterinary Surgery

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To determine the influence of screw configuration on the reduction and stabilization of simulated complete lateral condylar fracture.


To describe the short-term outcome of acute arthroscopically assisted ulnar shortening (AUS), to treat short radius syndrome in dogs.


To compare the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) printed patient-specific guide (PSG) with a freehand (FH) approach for radial osteotomies in ex vivo normal dogs.


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Objectives This study aims to report complications and long-term outcomes of combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity transposition (TPLO-TTT) for treatment of concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patellar luxation (MPL).

Cranial cruciate ligament disease is a common pathological condition in dogs that is often presented in daily clinical practice. Different risk factors for the development of this condition include breed, sex, age, bodyweight and neuter status, as well as different biological and biomechanical mechanisms. 

Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the degree of bone deformities and hindlimb postural abnormalities in a standing position in awake Toy poodles with and without grade 2 medial patellar luxation (MPL) using high speed 320-row computed tomography (CT).

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