Rehabilitation

Authors: Waxman AS, Robinson DA, Evans RB, Hulse DA, Innes JF, Conzemius MG.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between previously used subjective and objective measures of limb function in normal dogs that had an induced lameness. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, blinded, and induced animal model trial. ANIMALS: Normal, adult, and mixed-breed dogs (n=24) weighing 25-35 kg. METHODS: Force platform gait analysis was collected in all dogs before and after induction of lameness.

Authors: Andrews CM, Liska WD, Roberts DJ.
Journal: Vet Surg

OBJECTIVES: To report the frequency of sciatic neurapraxia (SN) associated with total hip replacement (THR), to determine outcome (recovery rate) after SN associated with THR, and to identify potential causes of THR-associated SN in dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. ANIMALS: Dogs (n=786; 1000 hips) that had THR.

Authors: Stuart Carmichael
Journal: EJCAP

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an insidiously progressive disease producing pain and loss of function in affected joints. The suffering and restrictions on exercise that the active disease produces, make a profound impact on the quality of life of the patient. Fortunately, although the disease is widespread, estimated to affect one in five of all dogs, it is not always associated with debilitating disease [1]. Indeed it has been speculated that only animals with moderate to severe OA pathology are identified and presented as clinical problems [2].

Authors: Stuart Carmichael
Journal: EJCAP

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an insidiously progressive disease producing pain and loss of function in affected joints. The suffering and restrictions on exercise that the active disease produces, make a profound impact on the quality of life of the patient. Fortunately, although the disease is widespread, estimated to affect one in five of all dogs, it is not always associated with debilitating disease [1]. Indeed it has been speculated that only animals with moderate to severe OA pathology are identified and presented as clinical problems [2].