Objectives Themain aim of this study was to describe complications in dogs weighing < 20 kg treated for medial patellar luxation and to determine risk factors associated with these complications.
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Complications Following Surgical Correction of Medial Patellar Luxation in Small-to-Medium-Size Dogs
A Comparison of Owner-Assessed Long-Term Outcome of Arthroscopic Intervention versus Conservative Management of Dogs with Medial Coronoid Process Disease
Objectives The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term outcome of dogs with medial coronoid process disease (MCPD) treated with arthroscopic intervention versus conservative management.
Objective This article describes the sonoelastographic features of the patellar ligament of sound dogs and tests feasibility, reproducibility and repeatability. Methods Clinically healthy medium-to-large breed dogs were enrolled. Sonoelastographic images of the patellar ligaments were obtained in lateral recumbency with the stifle flexed by an experienced operator and by a senior veterinary student. The elasticity colour map included red (soft), green (intermediate) and blue (hard). Tissue elasticity was measured by calculating the percentage of softness with dedicated software. Categorical, qualitative data analysis was performed using a weighted kappa statistic for repeatability and reproducibility.Acategorical qualitative assessmentwas performedbasedon a grading scale of 1 to 5 (soft, mostly soft, intermediate, mostly hard and hard).
Bart J. G. Broeckx, Aldo Vezzoni, Evelien Bogaerts, Mileva Bertal, Tim Bosmans, Emmelie Stock, Dieter Deforce, Luc Peelman, Jimmy H. Saunders
Objectives: Comparison of PennHIP and a novel method to diagnose hip laxity, called the Vezzoni modified Badertscher distension device technique.
Evaluation of Intra- and Inter-observer Measurement Variability of a Radiographic Stifle Osteoarthritis Scoring System in Dogs
Objectives To evaluate the intra- and inter-observer measurement variability of an existing osteoarthritis (OA) stifle scoring system.
A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled prospective clinical trial
Objectives: To assess the safety and efficacy of an orally administered nutraceutical (Glu/ CS+; + for additional ingredient) for the treatment of clinical osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs.
Objectives: Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) is one of the most recent fixation techniques that embody the concept of biological osteosynthesis.
Computed tomographic evaluation of femoral and tibial conformation in English Staffordshire Bull Terriers with and without congenital medial patellar luxation
Objective: To compare hindlimb conformation of English Staffordshire Bull Terriers with and without medial patellar luxation using computed tomography.
Asymmetrical lumbosacral transitional vertebrae in dogs may promote asymmetrical hip joint development
Mark A. Flückiger1; Frank Steffen2; Michael Hässig3; Joseph P. Morgan4
Objectives: This study examines the relationship between the morphology of the lumbosacral transitional vertebra (LTV) and asymmetrical development of the hip joints in dogs.
Distal femoral lateral closing wedge osteotomy as a component of comprehensive treatment of medial patellar luxation and distal femoral varus in dogs
Barry E. Brower1; Michael P. Kowaleski2; Ann M. Peruski3; Antonio Pozzi4; Jonathan Dyce5; Kenneth A. Johnson6; Randy J. Boudrieau2