Knee

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of hemicerclage suture on the occurrence of fractures during advancement of an elongated bi-directional hinged osteotomy (EBHO) for tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Experimental ex vivo study.

Category: Knee

Feline stifle osteoarthritis (OA) is common, however little is known about the early stages of the disease. Furthermore, the importance of small articular mineralizations (AMs) in feline stifle OA is controversial. This study aimed to describe microscopic articular cartilage lesions and to investigate associations between cartilage lesions and AMs, synovitis, osteochondral junction findings and subchondral bone sclerosis.

The objective of this study was to evaluate intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy for osteoarthritis of the elbow or stifle in dogs in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective pilot study. Seventeen dogs were evaluated with 10 meeting inclusion criteria for this study. Evaluations included orthopedic exam, visual lameness scoring, Canine Brief Pain Inventory (CBPI), goniometry, kinetic gait analysis, and radiography.

Category: Elbow - Knee - Osteoarthritis

OBJECTIVES: To report major postoperative complications in 1613 dogs with tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Dogs (n = 1613) with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency treated with TTA.

OBJECTIVE: To describe short-term outcomes of a modified cranial closing wedge osteotomy (CCWO) for treatment of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease and excessive tibial plateau angle (eTPA).

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study.

ANIMALS: 18 client-owned dogs (19 stifles) with cranial cruciate ligament disease and eTPA (>34°).

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the repeatability and reproducibility of ultrasonographic femoral trochlear depth measurements and to compare ultrasonographic and intra-operative evaluations of femoral trochlear depth for predictive value in selecting trochleoplasty.

OBJECTIVE: To report the use of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy and lateral fabellotibial suture in combination for treatment of severe internal tibial rotational stifle instability in cranial cruciate-deficient stifles.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate four techniques for stabilization of feline patellar fracture.

Category: Biologics - Knee

This retrospective study compared complication rates in 93 client-owned dogs (119 stifles) undergoing single-session bilateral, staged bilateral, or unilateral surgery for bilateral medial patellar luxation.
Clinical characteristics and complication rates were compared and risk factors for major complications were explored.

Category: Knee

OBJECTIVES:  Femoral osteotomies are frequently completed to correct malalignment associated with patellar luxation. The objectives of this study were to compare the use of: 1) two different types of jig; and 2) different types of osteotomy in the realignment of canine femoral bone models which possessed various iterations of angular deformity.

Category: Knee