Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: McGregor RE, Buffa EA, Tan CJ, Schembri MA, Badcock CA, Lai A.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of String of Pearls (SOP) tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) locking plates for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease

Authors: Duffy DJ, Cocca CJ, Kersh ME, Kim W, Moore GE.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of bite distance of an interlocking horizontal mattress epitendinous suture (IHMES) from the repair site on tensile strength of canine tendon repairs.

Authors: Duffy DJ, Chang YJ, Gaffney LS, Fisher MB, Moore GE.

OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of bite depth for placement of an epitendinous suture on the biomechanical strength and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.

Authors: Ashour AE, Hoffman CL, Muir P.

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to study the correlations between physical examination and stifle radiography findings and severity of arthroscopic cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) fibre damage in dogs with cruciate rupture (CR).

DESIGN: Design Prospective clinical study.

Authors: Bogisch S, Schuenemann R.

Information on the clinical behavior and treatment of cases with an isolated rupture of the short collateral ligaments of the canine tarsus is sparse and contradictory in the veterinary literature.

Authors: Eiermann J, Kirkby-Shaw K, Evans RB, Knell SC, Kowaleski MP, Schmierer PA, Bergh MS, Bleedorn J, Cuddy LC, Kieves NR, Lotsikas P, Pozzi A.

OBJECTIVE: To report current recommendations made by veterinarians for rehabilitation after surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease.

STUDY DESIGN: Anonymized electronic survey.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Veterinarians performing CrCL stabilization.

Authors: Milgram J, Stockman J, Segev G, Meiner Y, Shipov A

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of the palmar radiocarpal ligament and the palmar ulnocarpal ligament to canine antebrachiocarpal joint stability.

Authors: Franklin SP, Stoker AM, Lin ASP, Pownder S, Burke E, Bozynski CC, Kuroki K, Guldberg RE, Cook JL, Holmes SP

The dog is the most commonly used large animal model for the study of osteoarthritis. Optimizing methods for assessing cartilage health would prove useful in reducing the number of dogs needed for valid study of osteoarthritis and cartilage repair.

Twelve beagles had critical-sized osteochondral defects created in the medial femoral condyle of both knees. Eight dogs had T1ρ and T2 MRI performed approximately 6 months after defect creation.

Authors: Livet V, Baldinger A, Viguier É, Taroni M, Harel M, Carozzo C, Cachon T

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare outcomes between the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA Rapid) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

Authors: Gleason HE, Hudson CC, Cerroni B.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of meniscal click for specific meniscal tear morphology.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort.

ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs (104) with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency treated with stifle arthroscopy (111).