Business of Orthopedics

Authors: Hayes GM, Ramirez J, Langley Hobbs SJ.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively assess a surgical "learning curve" using the cumulative summation (CUSUM) score technique. Study
DESIGN: Application of a CUSUM technique to a consecutive series of surgical cases.
ANIMALS: Consecutive primary cemented total hip replacement (THR; n=116) in 106 dogs.
METHODS: Records of all dogs that had primary canine THR were reviewed. Data retrieved included date of surgery, postoperative complications, and duration of follow-up. The 12-week outcome was analyzed graphically and with a CUSUM technique.

Authors: Zamprogno H, Hansen BD, Bondell HD, Sumrell AT, Simpson W, Robertson ID, Brown J, Pease AP, Roe SC, Hardie EM, Wheeler SJ, Lascelles BD.
Journal: AJVR

OBJECTIVE: To determine the items (question topics) for a subjective instrument to assess degenerative joint disease (DJD)-associated chronic pain in cats and determine the instrument design most appropriate for use by cat owners.
ANIMALS: 100 randomly selected client-owned cats from 6 months to 20 years old.

Authors: James L. Cook 1 , DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Journal: Veterinary Surgery


Authors: Ryan Taggart 1 , DVM, Jennifer Wardlaw 1 , DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Christopher L. Horstman 2 , DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, David R. Mason 2 , BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS, Diplomate ACVS & ECVS, Brian Sidaway 3 , DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, and Karyn Havas 4 , DVM
Journal: Veterinary Surgery

Objective: To assess the quality of information available on the Internet pertaining to canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease.
Study Design: Survey Study.

Authors: Bartram DJ, Sinclair JM, Baldwin DS.
Journal: Veterinary Record

The proportion of UK veterinary surgeons who die by suicide as opposed to other causes is approximately four times that of the general population, and around twice that of other healthcare professionals. Recent research suggests that veterinary surgeons report high levels of psychological distress. This paper proposes a portfolio of evidence-based interventions, for both organisations and individuals, which have the potential to improve mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession.

Authors: Niehaus AJ, Anderson DE, Samii VF, Weisbrode SE, Johnson JK, Noon MS, Tomasko DL, Lannutti JJ.
Journal: AJVR

OBJECTIVE: To determine elution characteristics of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 from a polycaprolactone coating applied to orthopedic implants and determine effects of this coating on osseointegration. ANIMALS: 6 sheep. PROCEDURES: An in vitro study was conducted to determine BMP-2 elution from polycaprolactone-coated implants. An in vivo study was conducted to determine the effects on osseointegration when the polycaprolactone with BMP-2 coating was applied to bone screws.

Authors: Evans R.
Journal: VCOT

Pigeon behavioural conditioning methods are similar to the processes that orthopaedic surgeons use to evaluate new surgical procedures. Alternatively, evidence-based orthopaedics is a tool for surgeons to evaluate procedures in a systematic, patient-centred way that is less instinctive than pigeon behaviour. The objective of this article is to describe evidence-based orthopaedics, and then propose changes to surgical culture with the aim of refining the interpretation of the current literature and improving the quality of future research.

Authors: Harasen G.
Journal: Can Vet J

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Authors: Eddie Clutton R.
Journal: JSAP

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