Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: Larissa T Pacheco, Annanda S Figueiredo, Ruthnea A L Muzzi, Fernando Y K Kawamoto, Elaine M S Dorneles, Leonardo A L Muzzi

Objective: To assess the effect of tibial compression on radiographic cranial tibial translation measurements in healthy dogs and those with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture and establish specific criteria for the radiographic diagnosis of CCL rupture.

Animals: 60 dogs.

Authors: Rachel M McKay, Daniel J Duffy, Yi-Jen Chang , Weston Beamon, George E Moore

Objective: To evaluate the effects of three adjunctive methods of tension band wire fixation (TBWF) on the biomechanical properties, gap formation, and failure mode in simulated canine patella tendon rupture (RPT).

Study design: Randomized, ex vivo.

Sample population: Paired hindlimbs from 32 dog cadavers.

Authors: Giovanna Redolfi, Jean-Guillaume Grand

Objectives: This study aims to report complications and long-term outcomes of combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity transposition (TPLO-TTT) for treatment of concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patellar luxation (MPL).

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of contralateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) in dogs 8 years of age or older, weighing more than or equal to 15 kg at the time of first-side CCLR and to assess associated risks.

Authors: L A H Schuster, A L de Carvalho, E A R Dos Santos, M P de Oliveira, C A Camacho-Rozo, E Raposo Monteiro, M P Ferreira, M M Alievi

Objectives: To quantify the physical activity levels in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture before and after lateral fabellar suture stabilisation surgery.

Authors: L Boyd, D von Pfeil, D R James, M Kent, S Fearnside, J D White

Case history: Medical records from three veterinary referral centres and a university veterinary teaching hospital in Australia and USA were reviewed to identify dogs with a diagnosis of distal gastrocnemius musculotendinous junction rupture (DGMJR) that were treated without surgery between 2007 and 2020.

Authors: Chavdar Chernev, Bernard Walsh, Adam Kluczny, Tobias Schwarz

An 8-month-old, entire, male, 32-kg golden retriever dog was presented with a grade 4/5 right hindlimb lameness. No history of trauma or injury was noted and the clinical symptoms had appeared suddenly.

Authors: Ryan Philips, Damian Chase, Devon Thompson

A 1-year-8-month-old, male, neutered Maine Coon presented to a referral veterinary hospital for a weight-bearing lameness of the left thoracic limb that occurred 4 weeks prior to presentation.

Authors: Marina Lampart, Brian H Park, Benjamin Husi, Richard Evans, Antonio Pozzi

Objectives: To investigate the accuracy and intra- and interobserver reliability of the cranial drawer test (CD), tibial compression test (TCT), and the new tibial pivot compression test (TPCT) in an experimental setting resembling acute cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) and to elucidate the ability to subjectively estimate cranial tibial translation (CTT) during testing.

Study design: Experimental ex vivo study.

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.