Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: Kopp RJ, Kim SE, Lai A, Cashmore RG, Hulse DA, Marchevsky AM

CASE DESCRIPTION: 3 adult Basset Hounds were referred for evaluation of chronic, unilateral, pelvic limb lameness with no history of trauma.

Authors: Duffy DJ, Cocca CJ, Kersh ME, Kim W, Moore GE.

OBJECTIVE: This article evaluates the effect of an interlocking horizontal mattress epitendinous suture (IHMES) in addition to a three-loop pulley (3LP) core suture for canine tendon repair.

Authors: Boge GS, Engdahl K, Moldal ER, Bergström A

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics and long-term outcome of surgically and conservatively treated cats with cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD).

Authors: Amimoto H, Koreeda T, Ochi Y, Kimura R, Akiyoshi H, Nishida H, Miyabayashi T, Beale BS, Hayashi K, Wada N

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate objective limb function using force plate gait analysis after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) in small breed dogs with cranial

Authors: Roca RY, Peura A, Kowaleski MP, Watson MT, Lendhey M, Rocheleau PJ, Hulse DA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the mechanical pull-out properties of a 2.5-mm bone anchor implanted in ex vivo femurs of toy breed dogs and to determine whether there is a difference between knotted and knotless configurations.

Authors: Fox EA, Dycus DL, Leasure CS, Fox HA, Canapp SO Jr

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the average tibial plateau angle (TPA) from a large sample of dogs and to determine if breed or gonadectomy had a significant association with abnormal TPA.

DESIGN: This was a retrospective case study.

Authors: Biskup JJ, Conzemius MG

OBJECTIVE: To assess the 12-month survival of intra-articular, decellularized allografts for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case series.

ANIMALS: Twenty client-owned dogs with spontaneous CCL rupture.

Authors: Luescher M, Schmierer PA, Park BH, Pozzi A, Gutbrod A, Evans R, Knell SC

OBJECTIVE: To compare mechanical properties of intact feline medial collateral ligaments and three techniques for treatment of feline medial tarsal instability.

STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Forty-eight normal, adult feline tarsi.

Authors: Vezzoni L, Bazzo S, Boiocchi S, Vezzoni A.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report efficacy of a modified tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) with double cut and medial crescentic closing wedge osteotomy (TPLO/MCCWO) to treat

Authors: McGregor RE, Buffa EA, Tan CJ, Schembri MA, Badcock CA, Lai A.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the use of String of Pearls (SOP) tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) locking plates for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease