Authors: Roca RY, Peura A, Kowaleski MP, Watson MT, Lendhey M, Rocheleau PJ, Hulse DA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the mechanical pull-out properties of a 2.5-mm bone anchor implanted in ex vivo femurs of toy breed dogs and to determine whether there is a difference between knotted and knotless configurations.

Authors: Brioschi V, Rutherford L, Newell K, Trotter C, Arthurs GI

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess computed tomography (CT) images of cadaveric feline stifles and record the relationship between the patella and femoral trochlea in normal stifles; then to investigate the effect of block recession trochleoplasty (BRT) with and without partial parasagittal patellectomy (PPP) on patellofemoral contact, depth of patellar

Authors: Fox EA, Dycus DL, Leasure CS, Fox HA, Canapp SO Jr

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the average tibial plateau angle (TPA) from a large sample of dogs and to determine if breed or gonadectomy had a significant association with abnormal TPA.

DESIGN: This was a retrospective case study.

Authors: Hamilton L, Farrell M, Mielke B, Solano M, Silva S, Calvo I.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of lameness and the rate of subsequent medial patellar luxation surgery in dogs that present with occult Grade II medial patellar luxation.

Authors: Ferrell CL, Barnhart MD, Watson AT, Barron-Chapman ML, Naber SJ.

OBJECTIVE: To report the radiographic appearance of a bioabsorbable biocomposite tibial tuberosity advancement cage at least 1 year after implantation. Design Retrospective case series.

Category: Biologics - Stifle
Authors: Livet V, Taroni M, Ferrand FX, Carozzo C, Viguier E, Cachon T.

Proximal tibial deformities or patellar luxation may occur concurrently with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

The objective of this study was to describe the management of those conditions with a modified triple tibial osteotomy (TTO) in nine dogs. Medical records of dogs who underwent a modified TTO were reviewed.

Authors: Clark AC, Greco JJ, Bergman PJ.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of prophylactic administration of oral antimicrobial medications after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) on surgical site infections (SSI) and antimicrobial

Authors: Cradic DW, Aulakh KS, Hymel P, Barnes K, Gines JA, Rademacher N, Aulakh HK, Liu CC

OBJECTIVE: To determine a relationship between morphometric measurements (MM) and meniscal dimensions (MD) in the dog.

STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric study.

ANIMALS: Eighteen mixed-breed canine cadavers (22.35 ± 4.06 kg); 36 each of medial and lateral menisci.

Category: Cartilage - Stifle
Authors: Zann GJ, Kim SE, Tinga S, Pozzi A, Banks SA

OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate patellofemoral (PF) kinematics during walking in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficiency treated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal observational study.

Authors: Livet V, Baldinger A, Viguier É, Taroni M, Harel M, Carozzo C, Cachon T

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare outcomes between the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA Rapid) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.