Stifle

Authors: Ashley S Villatoro, Anke Langenbach, Jin Yoon, Tanya C Garcia, Denis J Marcellin-Little

This retrospective observational study aimed to characterize the severity and distribution of OA in the stifle joints of small and medium dogs with CCL injury and/or MPL.

Radiographs of the stifle joints from 218 dogs from 10 small and medium breeds were included; 127 joints had CCL injury, 76 joints had MPL, and 73 joints had CCL injury and MPL. OA was graded at 33 sites within the joint.

Authors: Hyesoo Shim et al.

In this retrospective, analytical study, we developed a deep learning-based diagnostic model that can be applied to canine stifle joint diseases and compared its accuracy with that achieved by veterinarians to verify its potential as a reliable diagnostic method.

Category: Imaging - Stifle
Authors: Thomas Giansetto, Pierre P Picavet, Michaël Lefebvre, Marc Balligand
Category: Stifle
Authors: Faolain M Barrett, Jason A Bleedorn, Kyle D Hutcheson, Bryan T Torres, Derek B Fox

Objective: (1) To adapt and apply the Clavien-Dindo (aCD) postoperative complication grading system to dogs experiencing complications following a single orthopedic procedure. (2) To compare the reliability of the Clavien-Dindo system to the Cook complication grading system.

Study design: Retrospective study.

Sample population: Sixty-eight client-owned dogs.

Category: Shoulder - Stifle
Authors: Kimberly A Agnello, Dorothy Cimino Brown, Samuel G Zyla, Kei Hayashi

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the arthroscopic changes to the caudal cruciate ligament (CdCL) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Authors: Lauren A Kmieciak , Karanvir S Aulakh, Tisha A M Harper, Mark A Mitchell, Ryan J Butler, Chin-Chi Liu, Harmeet K Aulakh

Objective: The main aim of this study was to compare the accuracy of stifle exploratory using either a stifle distractor (SD method) or a combination of Hohmann and Senn retractors (HS method) for diagnosing canine medial meniscal tears in cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles.

Authors: Sebastian Prior, Francisco Silveira, Lida Pappa, Pablo Pérez López, Robert Quinn, Darren Barnes

Background: This study aimed to determine whether Blumensaat's line, a consistently present radiographic feature delineating the peak of the femoral intercondylar fossa, could be used to assess for cranial tibial subluxation in canine stifles with cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Authors: Brunella Restucci et al.

The etiology of spontaneous cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs is unknown despite being one of the most impacting orthopedic diseases in dogs.

Authors: A Tikekar, F De Vicente, A McCormack, D Thomson, M Farrell, S Carmichael, D Chase

Aims: To compare short and long-term outcomes after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and lateral fabello-tibial suture (LFTS) techniques for the management of cranial cruciate ligament disease in small dogs with high tibial plateau angles (TPA).

Authors: Alison E Morgera, Michael G Hoelzler, Thomas D Scavelli, Amy L Hackett

Objective: To compare the incidence of surgical site infection-inflammation in dogs undergoing elective orthopedic surgery of the stifle after draping with a single-layer Kraton elastic seal patient drape or conventional double-layer drapes.

Study design: Prospective clinical trial.

Sample population: A total of 789 dogs.

Category: Stifle