Authors: Masakazu Shimada, Tetsuya Takagi, Nobuo Kanno, Satoshi Yamakawa, Hiromichi Fujie, Tom Ichinohe, Shuji Suzuki, Yasuji Harada, Yasushi Hara

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the changes in biomechanical characteristics following tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) using simulated manual tests.

Authors: Luc A A Janssens, Robert Daems, Lorenzo Pillin, Peter Vandekerckhove, Stefan Van Dongen

Objective: To determine whether using 12.5° Slocum-like triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) plates would create sufficient femoral head coverage and lower the occurrence of overrotation compared with using 20° TPO plates in dogs with hip dysplasia.

Study design: Prospective clinical study.

Sample population: Thirty-five dogs with hip dysplasia (38 hips).

Authors: Ariel N Schlag, Laura E Peycke, Don A Hulse

Objective: To describe outcomes of dogs with excessive tibial plateau angle (eTPA) and cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease treated with center of rotation of angulation-based leveling osteotomy (CBLO) and cranial closing wedge ostectomy (CCWO).

Study design: Retrospective study.

Animals: Twenty-one dogs.

Authors: Ron Ben-Amotz, David Dycus, David Levine, Andréia Gonçalves Arruda, Nicholas Fagan, Denis Marcellin-Little
Authors: Alex Terreros, R Mark Daye

Objective: To report midterm to long-term outcomes of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture and excessive tibial plateau angles (TPA) treated with a modified cranial closing wedge osteotomy (m-CCWO).

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Study population: Dogs (n = 21) with CCL rupture and excessive TPA treated with m-CCWO (n = 28).

Authors: Alexandra Amadio, Kayla M Corriveau, Bo Norby, Timothy R Stephenson, W Brian Saunders

Objective: To determine the effect of proximal abducting ulnar osteotomy (PAUL) on frontal plane thoracic limb alignment in standing and recumbent positions.

Study design: Ex vivo cadaveric study.

Sample population: Canine thoracic limbs (n = 15 limb pairs).

Authors: Yukari Nagahiro, Sawako Murakami, Keiji Kamijo, Masakazu Shimada, Nobuo Kanno, Shuji Suzuki, Yasuji Harada, Yasushi Hara

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe a new surgical method of segmental femoral ostectomy for the reconstruction of the femoropatellar joint (FPJ) in dogs with medial patellar luxation (MPL) grade IV.

Authors: Darren R Carwardine, Mark J Gosling, Neil J Burton, Ffion L O'Malley, Kevin J Parsons

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the use of patient-specific three-dimensional (3D)-printed osteotomy guides, repositioning guides and custom-printed titanium plates for acute correction of antebrachial limb deformities in four dogs.

Authors: Chris R M Hagen, Ameet Singh, J Scott Weese, Quinn Marshall, Alex Zur Linden, Thomas W G Gibson

Objective: To identify factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI) after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Animals: Dogs (n = 541) that underwent TPLO (n = 659).

Authors: Cinti F, Cavaliere L, Degna MT, Rossi F, Pisani G

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the technique and the clinical outcome of cats with obstipation as a result of pelvic canal narrowing, treated using an alternative triple pelvic osteotomy technique.