Abstracts of the week

D Upchurch, K T T Lin, B KuKanich
J Small Anim Pract. 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13728.
Two doses of methadone + carprofen appear to provide sufficient pain control for up to 12 hours in dogs undergoing TPLO.
Patrick J Rocheleau, Alexandria Robson, Sarah D Bird, Megan M Pickersgill, Kali A Holz
Vet Surg. 2024 Apr 9. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14092.
Postoperative stifle stability had an impact on successful treatment.
Camilla Pegram et al.
Prev Vet Med. 2024 May:226:106165. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2024.106165.
Surgical management causes a reduction in short- and long-term lameness compared with non-surgical management in dogs.

Veterinary Surgery

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To determine the influence of screw configuration on the reduction and stabilization of simulated complete lateral condylar fracture.


To describe the short-term outcome of acute arthroscopically assisted ulnar shortening (AUS), to treat short radius syndrome in dogs.


To compare the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) printed patient-specific guide (PSG) with a freehand (FH) approach for radial osteotomies in ex vivo normal dogs.


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Objectives This study aims to report complications and long-term outcomes of combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity transposition (TPLO-TTT) for treatment of concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patellar luxation (MPL).

Cranial cruciate ligament disease is a common pathological condition in dogs that is often presented in daily clinical practice. Different risk factors for the development of this condition include breed, sex, age, bodyweight and neuter status, as well as different biological and biomechanical mechanisms. 

Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the degree of bone deformities and hindlimb postural abnormalities in a standing position in awake Toy poodles with and without grade 2 medial patellar luxation (MPL) using high speed 320-row computed tomography (CT).

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