Authors: Johannes Maximilian Schmutterer, Peter Augat, Markus Greinwald, Andrea Meyer-Lindenberg

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetic and kinematic changes in the stifle after a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) with 9 and 12 mm cranialization of the tibial tuberosity in different standing angles.

Authors: Melania Dallago, Alessandro Boero Baroncelli, Caleb Hudson, Bruno Peirone, Evelien De Bakker, Lisa Adele Piras

Objective: The main aim of this study was to determine the effective magnitude of proximal tibial segment medialization achievable during tibial plateau levelling and medialization osteotomy (TPLO-M) with Fixin 1.9-2.5 mm pre-contoured T plates with three different offsets.

Authors: Jasmine Moser , Georg Haimel , Karen Barker-Benfield , Katharina Leschnik , Peter Böttcher

Synthetic anatomical reconstruction of extensive, oval osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) defects remains a challenge due to the ‘one shape fits all’ design of commercial round implants. This is further complicated by the inherent inaccuracy of free-hand implant positioning procedures.

Authors: Hilario González Montaño, Andy P Moores, James Grierson

Objective: To retrospectively evaluate complication rates following bilateral tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) as well as owner assessment of outcomes and post-operative management.

Authors: Leonor Roses, Paula Lopez de la Oliva, Davinia Arnott

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe a simple and effective method to control severe haemorrhage from intraoperative trauma to the cranial tibial artery (CTA) during tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and to report long-term outcomes.

Authors: Madeleine Engstig, Senni Vesterinen, Mikael Morelius, Jouni Junnila, Heli K Hyytiäinen

The long-term effect of femoral head and neck osteotomy (FHO) on the locomotory system of dogs was evaluated.

The study comprised an owner questionnaire and an orthopaedic examination, anatomical measurements, and pressure-sensitive walkway analysis for dogs. Linear mixed effect models were used for statistical analysis. Ten dogs with a median of 2.5 years since their unilateral FHO were included.

Authors: S M M Colthurst, J O Simcock, R G Cashmore

Objectives: To investigate whether a difference exists in incidence of medial meniscal tears between small (≤15 kg) and medium-to-large (>15 kg) dogs with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Authors: Lena-Charlott Cieciora, Oliver Harms, Fritjof Freise, Hermann Seifert, Michael Fehr

Objective: To illustrate the arterial vascularity of the proximal tibia three-dimensionally and to evaluate the impact of fragment rotation on the cranial tibial artery by tibia plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO).

Authors: John R Wagner, Dana M DeSandre-Robinson, George E Moore, Catherine A Loughin, Micha C Simons

Background: Limb amputation may be recommended in domestic cats following a severe injury or disease. The purpose of the study was to report the signalment, the complications, recovery outcome, owner satisfaction and expectations of domestic cats following limb amputation.

Authors: Petar Polajnar, Zsigmond Szanto, Florian Willmitzer, Nikola Medl

A 9-year-old, neutered, male, Cairn terrier dog presented with a 3-year history of progressive pain and lameness of the right hindlimb. After an acute episode of severe pain and non-weight-bearing lameness, the dog was referred to our clinic for evaluation.

The physical examination was unremarkable; the orthopaedic examination revealed a positive cranial drawer sign and medial patellar luxation grade 3/4. Orthogonal radiographs were taken. Chronic degenerative changes consistent with cranial cruciate ligament insufficiency and medial patellar luxation were noted.