Authors: Alan Danielski, Russell Yeadon

Objective: To report arthroscopic findings in dogs with humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) and compare these findings in joints of dogs not affected by HIF on preoperative CT images.

Study design: Controlled clinical study.

Animals: Dogs with HIF (14 dogs, 21 elbows) and dogs without HIF (20 dogs, 31 elbows).

Category: Elbow - Imaging
Authors: Pedro J Olivencia-Morell, Steven W Frederick, Jessica N Forbes, Alan R Cross

Objective: To determine how frequently routine follow-up radiographic findings would result in a change to the postoperative plan following tibial plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in dogs.

Study design: Retrospective study SAMPLE POPULATION: Short-term group: 100 cases; intermediate-term group: 50 cases.

Authors: Dirsko J F von Pfeil, Michael S Davis, William D Liska, Clinton George, Scott Secrest

Objective: To determine the location and periarticular shoulder-muscle-abnormalities detected via orthopedic examinations and ultrasonography in ultra-endurance Alaskan sled-dogs, returned from an ultra-endurance sled-dog-race prior to finishing it.

Study design: Prospective clinical study.

Sample population: Sixty-four dogs (128 shoulders).

Category: Imaging
Authors: Akash Alexander, Krizia Compagnone et al.

Objective: To determine the influence of follow-up radiographic examination on recommendations made during routine clinical re-evaluation of dogs that had undergone uncomplicated tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

Study design: Retrospective multi-institutional case series.

Animals: Client-owned dogs (N = 1010) that underwent uncomplicated TPLO.

Authors: Brianna N Dalbeth, William M Karlin, Ross A Lirtzman, Michael P Kowaleski

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare measurements of angle of lateral opening (ALO) and version determined using a radioopaque cup position assessment device imaged with fluoroscopy to measurements obtained by CT and direct measurement in a cadaveric model. Our null hypothesis was that there would not be any difference in the angles measured by the techniques.

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Jan Wennemuth, Bernd Tellhelm, Nele Eley, Kerstin von Pückler

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the radiographic sensitivity in detecting medial coronoid disease (MCD), using computed tomography (CT) as reference in dogs presented for an official second opinion, and to compare the medial coronoid process (MCP) in fragmented and fissured MCP as well as those unaffected by MCD.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Arnaud Baldinger, Jean-Pierre Genevois, Pierre Moissonnier, Anthony Barthélemy, Claude Carozzo, Éric Viguier, Thibaut Cachon

Canine hip dysplasia (HD) is a complex developmental disease of the coxo-femoral joint and is one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs.

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Abdul Wahed Kajabi, Victor Casula, Jaakko K Sarin, Juuso H Ketola, Olli Nykänen, Nikae C R Te Moller, Irina A D Mancini, Jetze Visser, Harold Brommer, P René van Weeren, Jos Malda, Juha Töyräs

Chondral lesions lead to degenerative changes in the surrounding cartilage tissue, increasing the risk of developing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) for evaluation of articular cartilage in PTOA.

Category: Cartilage - Imaging
Authors: Ana Santana, Sofia Alves-Pimenta, João Martins, Bruno Colaço, Mário Ginja

Hip dysplasia (HD) is an important hereditary orthopedic disease in the dog associated with osteoarthritis and inadequate welfare for affected animals. The radiographic ventrodorsal hip extended (VDHE) view is used worldwide to select the better animals for breeding. This view normally is performed with manual restraining of the dog to obtain radiographs with acceptable technical quality. The veterinarian exposition to ionizing radiation is inevitable.

Category: Imaging
Authors: Adam Eby, Jason Bleedorn

Objective: To report geometric methods to assess femoral transverse bone morphology and develop a virtual method to guide the surgical correction of femoral torsional deformities.

Study design: Observational study.

Sample population: Sixteen client-owned dogs comprising 14 normal femurs and 14 femurs with angulation-rotation bone deformities.

Category: Imaging