Authors: Hamilton-Bennett SE, Behr S.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging features, and outcome of cats treated with hemilaminectomy for intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE).

Category: Spine
Authors: Rohner D, Kowaleski MP, Schwarz G, Forterre F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the short-term outcome of a new intervertebral anchored fusion device (C-LOX) for the treatment of disc associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DA-CSM) in dogs, based on clinical and radiographical follow-up data.

Authors: Tuan J, Solano MA, Fitzpatrick N.

OBJECTIVE: To report the combined use of novel and commercially available implants for ventral distraction-stabilization of 5 continuous compressive sites in a Great Dane with cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM).

STUDY DESIGN: Case report.

Category: Spine
Authors: Nicetto T, Longo F.

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to report the clinical outcomes of traumatic appendicular bone injuries treated with supercutaneous plating.

Authors: Aikawa T, Shimatsu T, Miyazaki Y

Medical records (2004-2016) of five dogs with a thoracolumbar spinal arachnoid diverticula (SAD) that was diagnosed with stress myelography in four dogs and magnetic resonance imaging in three, and who had hemilaminectomy, diverticular marsupialization, and verte

Category: Spine
Authors: Alvarez LX, McCue J, Lam NK, Askin G, Fox PR.

Intervertebral disc disease is one of the leading causes of paralysis in dogs. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy has been advocated for improving wound healing and pain reduction; however, robust clinical trials are lacking.

Category: Spine
Authors: Waschk MA, Vidondo B, Carrera I, Hernandez-Guerra AM, Moissonnier P, Plessas IN, Schmidt MJ, Schnötzinger D, Forterre F, Precht C.

OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to define criteria to systemically describe craniovertebral junction (CVJ) anomalies and to report the prevalence of CVJ anomalies in small breed dogs with and without atlantoaxial instability (AAI).

Category: Spine
Authors: Michelle R. Joffe , William C. H. Parr , Christopher Tan , William R. Walsh , Laurencie Brunel

OBJECTIVES: The main purpose of this study was to design, manufacture and implant a customized three-dimensional (3D) printed, intervertebral spacer to treat disc-associated cervical spondylomyelopathy (DACSM) in dogs. This study also used advanced imaging to assess implant movement, subsidence and interbody fusion.

ANIMALS: Two client-owned dogs with DACSM.

Category: Spine
Authors: Fujioka T, Nakata K, Nishida H, Sugawara T, Konno N, Maeda S, Kamishina H.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy and safety of a novel patient-specific drill guide template for stabilizing the thoracolumbar vertebrae of dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric experimental study and prospective case series.

Category: Spine
Authors: Gordon-Evans WJ, Johnson AL, Knap KE, Griffon DJ

OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of obesity on postoperative recovery from thoracolumbar hemilaminectomy in dachshunds treated with rehabilitation.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational trial.

ANIMALS: Thirty-two dachshunds with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease and pain perception.

Category: Spine