Comparison of two postoperative complication grading systems after treatment of stifle and shoulder instability in 68 dogs
Objective: (1) To adapt and apply the Clavien-Dindo (aCD) postoperative complication grading system to dogs experiencing complications following a single orthopedic procedure. (2) To compare the reliability of the Clavien-Dindo system to the Cook complication grading system.
Study design: Retrospective study.
Sample population: Sixty-eight client-owned dogs.
Arthroscopic Caudal Cruciate Ligament Damage in Canine Stifles with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the arthroscopic changes to the caudal cruciate ligament (CdCL) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease.
Comparison of Two Stifle Exploratory Methods Using Mini-Arthrotomy for Diagnosis of Canine Medial Meniscal Pathology: An Ex Vivo Study
Objective: The main aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of stifle exploratory using either a stifle distractor (SD method) or a combination of Hohmann and Senn retractors (HS method) for diagnosing canine medial meniscal tears in cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles.
Use of Blumensaat's line for assessment of cranial tibial subluxation in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency
Background: This study aimed to determine whether Blumensaat's line, a consistently present radiographic feature delineating the peak of the femoral intercondylar fossa, could be used to assess for cranial tibial subluxation in canine stifles with cranial cruciate ligament disease.
Immunoexpression of Relaxin and Its Receptors in Stifle Joints of Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
The etiology of spontaneous cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs is unknown despite being one of the most impacting orthopedic diseases in dogs.
Retrospective comparison of outcomes following TPLO and lateral fabello-tibial suture stabilisation of CCL disease in small dogs with high tibial plateau angles
Aims: To compare short and long-term outcomes after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral fabello-tibial suture (LFTS) techniques for the management of cranial cruciate ligament disease in small dogs with high tibial plateau angles (TPA).
Surgical site infection-inflammation in dogs draped with a single-layer Kraton elastic seal extremity drape for stifle surgery
Objective: To compare the incidence of surgical site infection-inflammation in dogs undergoing elective orthopedic surgery of the stifle after draping with a single-layer Kraton elastic seal patient drape or conventional double-layer drapes.
Study design: Prospective clinical trial.
Sample population: A total of 789 dogs.
Center of rotation of angulation-based leveling osteotomy for stifle stabilization in skeletally immature dogs
Objective: To describe short-term outcomes of center of rotation of angulation (CORA)-based leveling osteotomy (CBLO) in skeletally immature dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) injury.
Study design: Retrospective case series.
Animals: Fifteen skeletally immature dogs (16 stifles).
Biomechanical evaluation of two dorsal and two ventral stabilization techniques for atlantoaxial joint instability in toy-breed dogs
Objective: To compare the biomechanical properties of atlantoaxial joints (AAJs) in canine vertebral column specimens stabilized with 4 techniques (dorsal wire, modified dorsal clamp, ventral transarticular pin, and augmented ventral transarticular pin fixation) after transection of the AAJ ligaments.
Sample: 13 skull and cranial vertebral column segments from 13 cadaveric toy-breed dogs.