Authors: Fitzpatrick N, Yeadon R, van Terheijden C, Smith TJ.
Journal: VCOT

Objective: To describe the clinical application of osteochondral autograft transfer procedure for the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the canine medial femoral condyle and to report clinical and force plate outcomes. Methods: Osteochondral autograft transfer (OATS™ Arthrex, Naples FL, USA) instrumentation was employed in six stifle joints of five dogs. Clinical examination was performed preoperatively and at two to three weeks, six to eight weeks, 12-18 weeks and at >22 months postoperatively.

Authors: Nakladal B, Vom Hagen F, Olias P, Brunnberg L.
Journal: VCOT

This report describes a case of intraosseous lipoma in a two-year-old Leonberger. The dog was presented with a history of ten month lameness in the right forelimb. A massive swelling from the elbow to the carpus of the right forelimb was visible. Treatment with anti-inflammatory medications by the local veterinarian for ten months was unsuccessful and the dog was presented at the university clinic. Radiographic images showed that the diaphyseal part of the ulna was affected by extensive cyst-like osteolysis. Furthermore, the distal metaphysis of the radius showed cyst-like osteolytic changes.

Authors: 1. Nicholas D. Jeffery BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, Diplomate ECVN & ECVS1, 2. Nicolas Granger DVM Diplomate ECVN2
Journal: Vet Surg

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Authors: Medl N, Guerrero TG, Hölzle L, Hässig M, Lochbrunner S, Montavon PM.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVE: To (1) determine suction tip (intermittent and continuous mode) contamination rate in orthopedic surgery in dogs and cats; (2) examine the effect of surgical time on contamination; and (3) report bacteria isolated. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical study. SAMPLE POPULATION: Clean orthopedic surgeries (n = 50). METHODS: Surgical procedures were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: (1) continuous (n = 25) or (2) intermittent suction (n = 25). A control suction was operated in each surgery.

Authors: Webb TL, Quimby JM, Dow SW.
Journal: J Feline Med Surg

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are increasingly being proposed as a therapeutic option for a variety of different diseases in human and veterinary medicine. At present, MSC are most often collected from bone marrow (BM) or adipose tissue (AT) and enriched and expanded in vitro before being transferred into recipients. However, little is known regarding the culture characteristics of feline BM-derived (BM-MSC) versus AT-derived MSC (AT-MSC). We compared BM-MSC and AT-MSC from healthy cats with respect to in vitro growth and cell surface phenotype.

Category: Biologics
Authors: Ireifej S, Marino DJ, Loughin CA, Lesser ML, Akerman M.
Journal: Vet Surg

To report incidence and relevance of positive intraoperative total hip replacement (THR) bacterial cultures taken at the time of surgical closure in dogs having unilateral THR.
Retrospective case series.
Dogs (n = 100) with cemented (CFX), cementless (BFX), or hybrid THR.

Authors: Little JP, Horn TJ, Marcellin-Little DJ, Harrysson OL, West HA.
Journal: AJVR

Objective-To design and fabricate fiberglass-reinforced composite (FRC) replicas of a canine radius and compare their mechanical properties with those of radii from dog cadavers. Sample-Replicas based on 3 FRC formulations with 33%, 50%, or 60% short-length discontinuous fiberglass by weight (7 replicas/group) and 5 radii from large (> 30-kg) dog cadavers. Procedures-Bones and FRC replicas underwent nondestructive mechanical testing including 4-point bending, axial loading, and torsion and destructive testing to failure during 4-point bending.

Authors: Fitzpatrick N, Smith TJ, Pendegrass CJ, Yeadon R, Ring M, Goodship AE, Blunn GW.
Journal: Vet Surg

To report clinical application of intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthesis (ITAP) for limb salvage.
Retrospective case series.
Client owned dogs with malignant neoplasia of the distal aspect of the limb.

Authors: Kukanich B, Bidgood T, Knesl O.Kukanich B, Bidgood T, Knesl O.
Journal: Vet Anaesth Analg

Objectives   To discuss the clinical pharmacology of currently licensed veterinary NSAIDs and to review gastrointestinal and renal adverse effects as well as drug-drug interactions that have been reported with these drugs. To review the use of NSAIDs in the peri-operative setting and their use in patients with osteoarthritis. To further review the reported effects of NSAIDs on canine articular cartilage and liver as well as the clinical relevance of a washout period.

Authors: Farrell M, Lindsay S, Johnson V, Child G.
Journal: VCOT

An eight-month-old mixed-breed dog was presented with a history of sudden onset pelvic limb lameness. Radiographic and computed tomographic examinations demonstrated an osteolytic process involving the lumbar spine and pelvis. A comprehensive work-up including serial radiographic skeletal survey, biopsy, routine laboratory investigation and evaluation of parathyroid hormone (PTH) and 25-hydroxy-vitamin D levels failed to reveal any underlying cause for the osteolysis.