Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: E S Martin, T Foo, G Hosgood, A D Moles

Introduction: This cadaveric study describes the collateral ligament constraints on the feline tarsocrural joint using stress radiography.

Authors: Kaitlyn Johnson, Garrett Davis

Surgical treatment of a superficial digital flexor tendon luxation is the treatment of choice, since nonsurgical treatment has been shown to be unsuccessful in dogs in which it has been attempted.

The objectives of this study were to report complications and short- to long-term outcomes in dogs with superficial digital flexor tendon luxation treated with abrasion calcaneoplasty, an adjunctive surgical technique, in addition to traditional repair.

Authors: Anastasija Z Todorović, Mirjana V Lazarević Macanović, Marko B Mitrović, Nikola E Krstić, Henri J J van Bree, Ingrid M L V Gielen

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. In the literature, special attention has been paid to the role of the tibial plateau angle in damage to the cranial cruciate ligament.

Authors: Samuel J Tidwell, Ken Greenwood, Samuel P Franklin

Background: Achilles mechanism rupture is a surgical condition involving primary tenorrhaphy with various described means of surgical augmentation and bolstering.

Aim: To report complications and outcomes with a novel Achilles repair technique in dogs using a superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) or deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) allograft.

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: Daniel J. Duffy, Weston L. Beamon, Yi-Jen Chang, George E. Moore

OBJECTIVE To compare the biomechanical properties and gapping characteristics following loop modification of a 3-loop-pulley (3LP) pattern in an ex vivo canine common calcaneal tendon (CCT) avulsion repair model.

SAMPLE 56 skeletally mature hindlimbs from 28 canine cadavers.

Authors: Kimberly A Agnello, Dorothy Cimino Brown, Samuel G Zyla, Kei Hayashi

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the arthroscopic changes to the caudal cruciate ligament (CdCL) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Authors: Johanna S Evers, Stanley E Kim, Matthew D Johnson, Matthew A Lazarus

Objective: To determine the accuracy of needle arthroscopy (NA) for the diagnosis of medial meniscal tears in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR).

Study design: Prospective clinical trial.

Animals: Twenty-six client-owned dogs.

Authors: Lauren A Kmieciak , Karanvir S Aulakh, Tisha A M Harper, Mark A Mitchell, Ryan J Butler, Chin-Chi Liu, Harmeet K Aulakh

Objective: The main aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of stifle exploratory using either a stifle distractor (SD method) or a combination of Hohmann and Senn retractors (HS method) for diagnosing canine medial meniscal tears in cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles.