Fracture Fixation and Implants

Authors: Boge GS, Moldal ER, Dimopoulou M, Skjerve E, Bergström A.

BACKGROUND: A retrospective case-control study was conducted to estimate breed predisposition for common orthopaedic conditions in 12 popular dog breeds in Norway and Sweden. Orthopaedic conditions investigated were elbow dysplasia (ED); cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD); medial patellar luxation (MPL); and fractures of the radius and ulna.

Authors: Petazzoni M, Buiatti M.

CASE DESCRIPTION A 12-year-old obese spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier was admitted for evaluation of acute non-weight-bearing lameness of the right pelvic limb attributed to motor vehicle-related trauma that occurred 2 hours previously. The owners reported a chronic, progressive weight-bearing lameness of the right pelvic limb secondary to a complete cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture that was diagnosed 6 months previously.

Authors: Guiot LP, Guillou RP, Déjardin LM.

OBJECTIVE: To describe a minimally invasive surgical technique for the treatment of comminuted humeral bicondylar (also known as T-Y) fractures in dogs and report outcome in 3 cases.

Authors: Rohner D, Kowaleski MP, Schwarz G, Forterre F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term outcome of a new intervertebral anchored fusion device (C-LOX) for the treatment of disc associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DA-CSM) in dogs, based on clinical and radiographical follow-up data.

Authors: Nicetto T, Longo F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to report the clinical outcomes of traumatic appendicular bone injuries treated with supercutaneous plating.

Authors: Lynch AC, Davies JA.

OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to evaluate a percutaneous method of bone alignment using a diaphyseal tibial fracture model.

Authors: Palierne S, Froidefond B, Swider P, Autefage A.

OBJECTIVES: The number of locking screws required per fragment during bridging osteosynthesis has not been fully determined in the dog.

Authors: Kallol KMZ, Motalab M, Parvej MS, Konari PR, Barghouthi H, Khandaker M.

The goal of the study is to understand how the curing characteristics of a human bone cement (HBC) and veterinary bone cement (VBC) influence the mechanical behavior of each cement and cement bonding with an implant. This study hypothesizes that the curing temperature and time influence the mechanical properties of the cement adjacent to the implant, which resulted in the variability in bonding strength between the implant and cement.

Authors: Campos JM, et al.

Autologous bone remains the gold standard grafting substrate for bone fusions used for small gaps and critical defects. However, significant morbidity is associated with the harvesting of autologous bone grafts and, for that reason, alternative bone graft substitutes have been developed.

Authors: Hall EL, Baines S, Bilmont A, Oxley B.

OBJECTIVE: To compare precorrectional and postcorrectional femoral alignment following distal femoral osteotomy using patient-specific 3-dimensional (3D)-printed osteotomy and reduction guides in vivo and ex vivo.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study.