Authors: Alison R Billas, Janet A Grimes, Danielle L Hollenbeck, Vanna M Dickerson, Mandy L Wallace, Chad W Schmiedt

Objective: To determine the incidence of and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) following canine thoracic and pelvic limb amputations.

Study design: Retrospective, multicenter study.

Animals: Dogs (n = 248).

Authors: Luca Vezzoni, Ida Forzisi, Antonio Ferretti, Aldo Vezzoni

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe hemiepiphysiodesis for the treatment of distal femoral valgus in immature dogs and to evaluate its effect on the anatomical lateral distal femoral angle (aLDFA).

Authors: Francesco Macrì, Luca Cicero, Vito Angileri, Vito Biondi, Piero Miele, Lorenzo Scaletta, Giovanna Lucrezia Costa, Giovanni Cassata, Simona Di Pietro
Authors: Johannes Maximilian Schmutterer, Peter Augat, Markus Greinwald, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg

Objectives: The aim of the study was to investigate the kinetic and kinematic changes in the stifle after a tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) with a postoperative tibia plateau angle (TPA) of either 6 or 1 degrees.

Authors: Carina Renner, Nikola Medl

Background: Until recent years, arthroscopic subtotal coronoidectomy has been the universally accepted treatment for medial coronoid disease but has variable clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the completeness of arthroscopic medial coronoid debridement and to detect the most vulnerable location of failure.

Authors: Catrina J Silveira, W Brian Saunders

Objective: To describe the surgical technique and report the long-term outcome of greater trochanteric osteotomy (GTO) as a component of cementless total hip replacement (THR) in dogs with severe medialization of the greater trochanter or chronic craniodorsal hip luxation.

Study design: Short case series.

Animals: Four dogs treated with five THRs.

Authors: Massimo Petazzoni, Roberto Tamburro

Objective: To report the short-term outcome of double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) in dogs with canine hip dysplasia ≥10 months of age.

Study design: Case series.

Animals or sample population: Eleven hips in eight dogs aged between 10 to 28 months.

Authors: Francesca Tavola, Dario Drudi, Luca Vezzoni, Aldo Vezzoni

Objective: The aim of this clinical retrospective study was to describe the postoperative complications and associated factors of double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) using DPO plates.

Authors: Caroline Dumartinet, Antoine Bernardé, Fabrice Bernard

Case description: A 4-year-old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier (dog 1) and a 6-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier (dog 2) were evaluated because of left pelvic limb lameness.

Clinical findings: Both dogs had a partial rupture of the left cranial cruciate ligament associated with a unilateral excessive tibial plateau angle (51° in dog 1 and 41° in dog 2) secondary to a growth anomaly.