Authors: Guevar J, Olby N

OBJECTIVE: To report the successful treatment of intervertebral disc protrusion with minimally invasive microsurgery in a large breed dog.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case report.

Category: Spine
Authors: Schmidli FE, Stein VM, Aikawa T, Boudrieau RJ, Jeandel A, Jeffery N, Jurina K, Moissonnier P, Rupp S, Vidondo B, Forterre F.

BACKGROUND: In human medicine, fractures of the second cervical vertebra have been studied elaborately and categorized in detail. This is not the case in veterinary medicine where clinical decisions are often based on old studies focusing on the cervical spine in general.

Authors: Ying J, Han Z, Zeng Y, Du Y, Pei S, Su L, Ruan D, Chen C.

Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD), the primary cause of low back pain, is still a great challenge to spinal surgeons and clinicians. T2 mapping, a biochemical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to calculate relaxation time, has the potential to offer a quantitative assessment of IDD.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the regenerative effects of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) encapsulated in PEGDA-microcryogels (PMs) reinforced alginate hydrogel (AH) on the degenerative intervertebral disc (IVD) in a canine model using T2 mapping.

Category: Biologics - Spine
Authors: Kamishina H, Sugawara T, Nakata K, Nishida H, Yada N, Fujioka T, Nagata Y, Doi A, Konno N, Uchida F, Maeda S,

Atlantoaxial instability (AAI)/subluxation commonly occurs in small breed dogs. Ventral stabilization techniques using screws and/or pins and a plate or, more commonly, polymethylmethacrylate are considered to provide the most favorable outcome. However, the implantation of screws of sufficient sizes for long-term stability becomes challenging in toy breed dogs (e.g.

Category: Spine
Authors: Knell SC, Smolders LA, Steffen T, Pozzi A.

OBJECTIVE To provide an objective, quantitative morphometric description of the caudal cervical intervertebral disk (IVD) spaces of dogs.

SAMPLE Vertebral specimens consisting of C4 through C7 from 5 medium-sized dogs.

Category: Spine
Authors: Hamilton-Bennett SE, Behr S.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging features, and outcome of cats treated with hemilaminectomy for intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE).

Category: Spine
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: Tuan J, Solano MA, Fitzpatrick N.

OBJECTIVE: To report the combined use of novel and commercially available implants for ventral distraction-stabilization of 5 continuous compressive sites in a Great Dane with cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM).

STUDY DESIGN: Case report.

Category: Spine
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: Aikawa T, Shimatsu T, Miyazaki Y

Medical records (2004-2016) of five dogs with a thoracolumbar spinal arachnoid diverticula (SAD) that was diagnosed with stress myelography in four dogs and magnetic resonance imaging in three, and who had hemilaminectomy, diverticular marsupialization, and verte

Category: Spine