Objective: The objective was to study clinical outcomes in dogs with chronic cruciate ligament rupture (CR) treated with palliative arthroscopy as the sole surgical treatment.
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Arthroscopic Treatment of Chronic Cruciate Ligament Rupture in the Dog without Stifle Stabilization: 13 Cases (2001-2020)
Objectives: To describe multiligament stifle injury in dogs and report complications and long-term outcomes.
Methods: Medical records of dogs surgically treated for multiligament stifle injury were reviewed from six veterinary hospitals. Long-term follow-up was collected from referring veterinarians.
Surgical Treatment of Nonmineralized Supraspinatus Tendinopathy in Dogs: A Retrospective Long-Term Follow-Up
Background: two forms of supraspinatus tendinopathy (ST) have been reported in dogs: mineralized and non-mineralized. Surgical treatment consists of longitudinal incisions (splitting) in the tendon of insertion of the supraspinatus muscle. The purpose of this retrospective study is to describe the diagnostic workout, the surgical procedure and the short and long term follow up of dogs treated for non-mineralized ST.
Risk factors for unilateral cranial cruciate ligament rupture diagnosis and for clinical management in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK
This study aimed to evaluate demographic risk factors associated with unilateral cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture diagnosis and to explore demographic and clinical risk factors associated with management of unilateral CCL rupture in dogs under primary veterinary care in the UK.
Bone-ACL-bone allograft for ACL reconstruction: Short-Term Evaluation in a rabbit model with micro–computed tomography
The standard grafts used for ACL reconstruction are tendon, either patellar tendon, hamstring, or quadriceps. However, the microstructure and composition of tendon differs from ligament. Ideally, the ACL would be replaced with the same tissue.
To evaluate the incorporation of a bone-ACL-bone graft (B-ACL-B) graft for ACL reconstruction, we performed a controlled laboratory study in a rabbit model with micro-computed tomography (μCT).
Stifle joint osteoarthritis in small-breed and medium-breed dogs is more severe after cranial cruciate ligament injury than medial patellar luxation
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.
Introduction: This cadaveric study describes the collateral ligament constraints on the feline tarsocrural joint using stress radiography.
Superficial digital flexor tendon luxation repaired with abrasion calcaneoplasty and primary retinaculum repair in dogs
Surgical treatment of a superficial digital flexor tendon luxation is the treatment of choice, since nonsurgical treatment has been shown to be unsuccessful in dogs in which it has been attempted.
The objectives of this study were to report complications and short- to long-term outcomes in dogs with superficial digital flexor tendon luxation treated with abrasion calcaneoplasty, an adjunctive surgical technique, in addition to traditional repair.
Cranial cruciate ligament disease is a common pathological condition in dogs that is often presented in daily clinical practice.
Different risk factors for the development of this condition include breed, sex, age, bodyweight and neuter status, as well as different biological and biomechanical mechanisms. In the literature, special attention has been paid to the role of the tibial plateau angle in damage to the cranial cruciate ligament.
Background: Achilles mechanism rupture is a surgical condition involving primary tenorrhaphy with various described means of surgical augmentation and bolstering.
Aim: To report complications and outcomes with a novel Achilles repair technique in dogs using a superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) or deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) allograft.