Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the histological effects of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy on cranial cruciate ligament degeneration induced by excessive tibial plateau angle.
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Prophylactic Efficacy of Tibial Plateau Levelling Osteotomy for a Canine Model with Experimentally Induced Degeneration of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament
Objective: To compare the biomechanical properties and gapping characteristics of four novel tenorrhaphy patterns in a canine flexor tendon model.
Study design: Ex vivo, randomized, biomechanical study.
Sample population: Superficial digital flexor tendons of 60 forelimbs (30 dogs).
Use of a Transarticular Calcaneo-Tibial Locking Plate for Temporary Immobilization of the Tarsocrural Joint following Surgical Repair of Common Calcaneal Tendon Rupture in Eight Dogs
Objective: The purpose of this clinical communication is to report the management of common calcaneal tendon rupture in dogs using a transarticular calcaneo-tibial locking plate as a method of temporary immobilization of the tarsocrural joint to support primary repair of the common calcaneal tendon.
Biomechanical evaluation of a novel barbed suture pattern with epitendinous suture augmentation in a canine flexor tendon model
Objective: To determine the effect of a novel barbed suture pattern (NBSP) compared to a three-loop-pulley (3LP) with and without epitendinous suture (ES) augmentation on the biomechanical strength and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.
Study design: Ex vivo, cadaveric, randomized, experimental study.
Sample population: Forty, adult superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFT).
Biomechanical analysis of accessory tendon graft augmentation for primary gastrocnemius tendon reconstruction in dogs
Objective To evaluate the effect of accessory tendon graft (ATG) augmentation as an adjunct to a core locking‐loop (LL) and epitendinous suture (ES) repair in a gastrocnemius tendon (GT) model.
Study Design Randomized, ex vivo, biomechanical.
Objective: To clarify and improve a cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle stabilization technique using a semitendinosus tendon (ST) autograft fixed with an interference fit screw (IFS) in a closed-joint trauma lapine osteoarthritis (OA) model.
Study design: Experimental OA model.
Animals: Forty-one Flemish Giant rabbits.
Subsequent meniscal tears following tibial tuberosity advancement and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency: An in vivo experimental study
Objective: To evaluate the short- and mid-term effects of tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) on subsequent meniscal tears.
Study design: Experimental in vivo study.
Animals: Purpose-bred beagle dogs (n = 15).
Risk factors for severe postoperative complications in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease - A survival analysis
Objective: To analyze the effect of surgical technique and other risk factors on severe postoperative complications in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD).
Evaluation of a continuous locking novel epitendinous suture pattern with and without a core locking-loop suture on the biomechanical properties of tenorrhaphy constructs in an ex vivo model of canine superficial digital flexor tendon laceration
Objective: To evaluate the effect of a continuous locking novel epitendinous suture (nES) pattern with and without a core locking-loop (LL) suture on the biomechanical properties of ex vivo canine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) tenorrhaphy constructs.
Sample: 54 cadaveric forelimb SDFTs from 27 musculoskeletally normal adult dogs.
Histologic evidence for a humoral immune response in synovitis associated with cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs
Objective: To investigate histopathological features of synovium from dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) to seek mechanisms of osteoarthritis (OA) associated with CCLD.
Study design: Retrospective, single-institution case series.
Animals: Thirty client-owned dogs.