Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: Leilani X Alvarez, Jennifer A Repac, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, Nashua Compton

Objective: To critically evaluate the evidence for rehabilitation interventions following surgery for cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs.

Study design: Systematic review.

Authors: D Goh, A. House, A. P. Moores, A. Renwick, C. Franklin, E. Kulendra, S. Polak, J. Pink, M. Triglia, J. Neville-Towle, M. Hamilton, D. Sajik, C. Pfeiffer

Objectives: To report the outcome, frequency of complications and potential prognostic factors associated with surgical repair of superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) luxation in dogs.

Authors: Jessica L Corrie, Daniel J Duffy, Yi-Jen Chang, George E Moore

Objective: To evaluate the effect of knot location on the biomechanical strength and gapping characteristics of ex vivo canine gastrocnemius tenorrhaphy constructs.

Sample: 36 cadaveric gastrocnemius tendons from 18 adult dogs.

Authors: Masakazu Shimada, Nobuo Kanno, Tom Ichinohe, Shuji Suzuki, Yasuji Harada, Yasushi Hara

Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the histological effects of tibial plateau levelling osteotomy on cranial cruciate ligament degeneration induced by excessive tibial plateau angle.

Authors: King Wa Chiu, Daniel J Duffy, Yi-Jen Chang, Lewis Gaffney, Matthew B Fisher

Objective: To compare the biomechanical properties and gapping characteristics of four novel tenorrhaphy patterns in a canine flexor tendon model.

Study design: Ex vivo, randomized, biomechanical study.

Sample population: Superficial digital flexor tendons of 60 forelimbs (30 dogs).

Authors: Alessandro Boero Baroncelli, Francesca Chiara Ferrero, Luca Omodeo, Mattia Sarotti, Bart Verdonck, Bruno Peirone, Lisa Adele Piras

Objective: The purpose of this clinical communication is to report the management of common calcaneal tendon rupture in dogs using a transarticular calcaneo-tibial locking plate as a method of temporary immobilization of the tarsocrural joint to support primary repair of the common calcaneal tendon.

Authors: Daniel J Duffy, Yi-Jen Chang, Matthew B Fisher, George E Moore

Objective: To determine the effect of a novel barbed suture pattern (NBSP) compared to a three-loop-pulley (3LP) with and without epitendinous suture (ES) augmentation on the biomechanical strength and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.

Study design: Ex vivo, cadaveric, randomized, experimental study.

Sample population: Forty, adult superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFT).

Authors: Daniel J Duffy, Yi-Jen Chang, Matthew B Fisher, George E Moore

Objective To evaluate the effect of accessory tendon graft (ATG) augmentation as an adjunct to a core locking‐loop (LL) and epitendinous suture (ES) repair in a gastrocnemius tendon (GT) model.

Study Design Randomized, ex vivo, biomechanical.

Authors: Feng Wei, Tammy Haut Donahue, Roger C Haut, Maria Dolores Porcel Sanchez, Loic M Dejardin

Objective: To clarify and improve a cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficient stifle stabilization technique using a semitendinosus tendon (ST) autograft fixed with an interference fit screw (IFS) in a closed-joint trauma lapine osteoarthritis (OA) model.

Study design: Experimental OA model.

Animals: Forty-one Flemish Giant rabbits.