Authors: Sebastian Christoph Knell, Federico Longo, Nadja Wolfer, Philipp A Schmierer, Andreas Hermann, Antonio Pozzi

Objectives: The main aim of this study was to report the surgical technique, the complications and the clinical outcomes of the mini-Tight Rope system (mini-TR) for a modified hip toggle stabilization of coxofemoral luxation in cats.

Study design: A multicentre retrospective study.

Animals: Thirty-two client-owned cats.

Authors: Adheip Prabakaran, Paul L Jenkins

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the kinetic and radiographic outcome of unilateral double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) using a temporospatial pressure walkway, preoperative and postoperative radiographs.

Category: Hip
Authors: Selena Tinga, David D Tuyn, Rosalind J Kopp, Stanley E Kim

Objective: Compare biomechanical properties of femurs implanted with either BioMedtrix biological fixation with interlocking lateral bolt (BFX®+lb) or cemented (CFX®) stems when subjected to 4-point bending or axial torsional forces.

Category: Femur - Hip
Authors: Aldo Vezzoni, Simona Boano, Alyssa Sacristani, Stephen Bresina, Otto I. Lanz

This report aims to describe implant characteristics and procedure for implantation, and comment on and report the clinical outcomes in small dogs and cats using the new Zurich mini cementless total hip system.

Category: Hip
Authors: Ayman A Mostafa, Clifford R Berry, Menna A Nahla

Objective: To develop quantitative measures that, when combined with the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) score, would potentially enhance the accuracy of the scoring process.

Animals: 153 client-owned purebred German Shepherd Dogs with normal and near normal (71 dogs) and dysplastic coxofemoral joint (82 dogs).

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Giovanna Redolfi, Jean-Guillaume Grand

Complications and long-term clinical outcomes for 15 dogs surgically treated for traumatic craniodorsal hip luxation by prosthetic capsule replacement (PCR) with a prosthetic ligament were retrospectively reviewed.

A PCR technique with capsulorrhaphy was performed in all dogs using acetabular screws with washers and a femoral tunnel as anchor points for the polyester prosthetic ligament. A non-weight-bearing sling was not placed. Minimum 1 yr follow-up period was required for study inclusion.

Category: Hip
Authors: Peter M Sadowitz, William M Karlin, Ross A Lirtzman, Michael P Kowaleski
Category: Hip
Authors: Louis M J Vandekerckhove, Stijn Herregodts, Jimmy H Saunders, Bart J G Broeckx

Hip dysplasia is a common orthopaedic condition in dogs and stress radiography is the best diagnostic tool for early diagnosis.

Category: Hip - Imaging
Authors: Agnieszka B Fracka, Claudia Zindl, Matthew J Allen

Objectives: Two-dimensional measurements of acetabular geometry are widely used for the assessment of acetabular component orientation following total hip replacement (THR). With the increasing availability of computed tomography scans, there is an opportunity to develop three-dimensional (3D) planning to improve surgical accuracy. The aim of this study was to validate a 3D workflow for measuring angles of lateral opening (ALO) and version, and to establish reference values for dogs.

Category: Hip
Authors: Cambrie L Dalton, Stanley E Kim, Adam H Biedrzycki, Kaitlyn M Mullen

Objective: To describe and evaluate minimally invasive repair of acetabular fractures in dogs using plates contoured to 3D-printed hemipelvic models.

Study design: Ex vivo feasibility study and case report.

Sample population: Adult canine cadavers (n = 5); 8 year old male neutered Chihuahua.