Objective: The aim of this study was to validate an imaging technique for evaluation of spinal surgery accuracy and to establish accuracy and safety of freehand technique in the thoracolumbar spine of large breed dogs.
Pedicle screws implantation in polymethylmethacrylate construct to stabilise sixth lumbar vertebral body fracture in dogs: 5 cases (2015-2018)
Objectives: To assess the feasibility and outcome of pedicle screw implantation on sixth lumbar vertebral body fractures.
Evaluation of the intervertebral disk, vertebral body, and spinal cord for changes secondary to percutaneous laser disk ablation
Objective: To evaluate the intervertebral disk, vertebral endplates, and spinal cord for perioperative changes secondary to percutaneous laser disk ablation (PLDA) and correlate findings to clinical outcomes in dogs receiving thoracolumbar PLDA.
Study design: Blinded study.
Animals: Thirty dogs.
Transthoracic Vertebral Distraction and Stabilization in 10 Dogs with Congenital Thoracic Vertebral Malformations
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the surgical technique and outcomes of dogs with congenital thoracic vertebral body malformations (CTVBM) treated with unilateral vertebral distraction and stabilization with monocortical screws and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
Objective: Identify acceptable implant corridors in the normal canine thoracic vertebrae (T) from T1 to T9.
Study design: Retrospective study.
Sample population: Computed tomographic (CT) studies of normal canine thoracic spines (n = 39).
Effect of irrigation technique on the vertebral canal temperature during thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy in dogs: An ex vivo study
Objective: To determine the influence of continuous and intermittent bolus irrigation on vertebral canal temperature during thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy.
Study design: Ex vivo study.
Sample population: Ten canine cadavers.
Biomechanical effects of a titanium intervertebral cage as a stand-alone device, and in combination with locking plates in the canine caudal cervical spine
Objective: To evaluate the change in ex vivo biomechanical properties of the canine cervical spine, due to an intervertebral cage, both as a stand-alone device and in combination with plates.
Study design: Experimental ex vivo study.
Animals: Cervical spinal segments (C5-C7) from eight canine cadavers.
Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging findings in relation to body weight in dogs with thoracolumbar disease
Objective: To compare the incidence of MRI lesions between dogs weighing < 15 kg (33 lb) and dogs weighing ≥ 15 kg.
Animals: 494 dogs with clinical signs of thoracolumbar disease.
Ultrasound-guided paravertebral perineural glucocorticoid injection for signs of refractory cervical pain associated with foraminal intervertebral disk protrusion in four dogs
Case description: 4 dogs, 7.5 to 10 years of age, were presented for evaluation of signs of chronic cervical pain and forelimb lameness secondary to cervical foraminal intervertebral disk protrusion (IVDP). All dogs were refractory to ≥ 2 weeks of conservative management including strict rest and pain management with anti-inflammatory drugs, methocarbamol, and gabapentin.