Tendon and Ligament Injuries

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: Biskup JJ, Conzemius MG

OBJECTIVE: To assess the 12-month survival of intra-articular, decellularized allografts for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series.

ANIMALS: Twenty client-owned dogs with spontaneous CCL rupture.

Authors: Luescher M, Schmierer PA, Park BH, Pozzi A, Gutbrod A, Evans R, Knell SC

OBJECTIVE: To compare mechanical properties of intact feline medial collateral ligaments and three techniques for treatment of feline medial tarsal instability.

STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Forty-eight normal, adult feline tarsi.

Authors: Vezzoni L, Bazzo S, Boiocchi S, Vezzoni A.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report efficacy of a modified tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) with double cut and medial crescentic closing wedge osteotomy (TPLO/MCCWO) to treat

Authors: McGregor RE, Buffa EA, Tan CJ, Schembri MA, Badcock CA, Lai A.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of String of Pearls (SOP) tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) locking plates for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease

Authors: Duffy DJ, Cocca CJ, Kersh ME, Kim W, Moore GE.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of bite distance of an interlocking horizontal mattress epitendinous suture (IHMES) from the repair site on tensile strength of canine tendon repairs.

Authors: Duffy DJ, Chang YJ, Gaffney LS, Fisher MB, Moore GE.

OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of bite depth for placement of an epitendinous suture on the biomechanical strength and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.

Authors: Ashour AE, Hoffman CL, Muir P.

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to study the correlations between physical examination and stifle radiography findings and severity of arthroscopic cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) fibre damage in dogs with cruciate rupture (CR).

DESIGN: Design Prospective clinical study.

Authors: Bogisch S, Schuenemann R.

Information on the clinical behavior and treatment of cases with an isolated rupture of the short collateral ligaments of the canine tarsus is sparse and contradictory in the veterinary literature.

Authors: Eiermann J, Kirkby-Shaw K, Evans RB, Knell SC, Kowaleski MP, Schmierer PA, Bergh MS, Bleedorn J, Cuddy LC, Kieves NR, Lotsikas P, Pozzi A.

OBJECTIVE: To report current recommendations made by veterinarians for rehabilitation after surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease.

STUDY DESIGN: Anonymized electronic survey.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Veterinarians performing CrCL stabilization.