Osteoarthritis

OBJECTIVE:  To assess the medium- to long-term functional outcome of cats after femoral head and neck excision (FHNE) using an owner-completed questionnaire.

Category: Hip - Osteoarthritis
Authors: Morrison R1, Reilly JJ, Penpraze V, Pendlebury E, Yam PS.
Journal: J Small Anim Pract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate long-term changes in physical activity and sedentary behaviour during weight loss in dogs.

Authors: Kunst CM1, Pease AP, Nelson NC, Habing G, Ballegeer EA.
Journal: Vet Radiol Ultrasound

Elbow dysplasia is a heritable disease that is a common cause of lameness and progressive elbow osteoarthritis in young large breed dogs. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) screens elbow radiographs, and assigns grades 0-3 based on presence and severity of bony proliferation on the anconeal process. Grade 1 is assigned when less than 3 mm is present and considered positive for dysplasia.

Authors: Wendelburg KM1, Beale BS.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate medium and long term effects of sliding humeral osteotomy (SHO) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN:

Prospective study.

ANIMALS:

Dogs (n = 32).

METHODS:

Data (2008-2010) collected from medical records included force plate data, radiographs, and a 15 question owner survey of dog soundness before SHO and at final evaluation.

RESULTS:

Category: Elbow - Osteoarthritis
Authors: Fitzpatrick N1, Law AY, Bielecki M, Girling S.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVE:

To describe outcome after a minimum of 1 year for total hip replacement (THR) using BioMedtrix BFX™ biologic fixation implants in skeletally immature dogs (6-10 months of age).

STUDY DESIGN:

Case series.

ANIMALS:

Dogs (n = 20).

METHODS:

Authors: Tomas A1, Marcellin-Little DJ, Roe SC, Motsinger-Reif A, Lascelles BD.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVES:

To compare von Frey mechanical quantitative sensory thresholds (mQSTvF ) between pelvic limbs in dogs before unilateral total hip replacement (THR) surgery; to correlate ground reaction forces (GRF) with mQSTvF ; to assess changes in mQSTvF after THR surgery.

STUDY DESIGN:

Prospective clinical study.

ANIMALS:

Dogs (n = 44).

METHODS:

Authors: Lemetayer J1, Taylor S2.
Journal: J Feline Med Surg

PRACTICAL RELEVANCE:

Osteoarthritis, a degenerative non-inflammatory joint disease, is common in cats, usually causing gradual changes in behavior and lifestyle rather than severe lameness. Inflammatory arthritis occurs much less frequently and is nearly always associated with debilitating lameness. It may have an infectious or immune-mediated cause - but, unlike the canine disease, is much more likely to be infectious in origin.

CLINICAL CHALLENGES:

Authors: Mariee IC1, Gröne A2, Theyse LF3.
Journal: Vet J

Coronoid dysplasia (CD) or medial coronoid disease is part of canine elbow dysplasia and eventually results in osteoarthrosis. Although CD was originally attributed to disturbed endochondral ossification, more recent data point to the subchondral bone. The objective of this study was to assess dysplastic bone and cartilage of dogs that underwent unilateral or bilateral arthroscopic subtotal coronoidectomy for the treatment of CD. Arthroscopic findings and histopathology of bone and cartilage removed from elbow joints with CD were compared.