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
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
A Retrospective Study Using the String of Pearls TPLO Locking Plate for the Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
Effect of bite distance of an epitendinous suture from the repair site on the tensile strength of canine tendon constructs
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate effects of bite distance of an interlocking horizontal mattress epitendinous suture (IHMES) from the repair site on tensile strength of canine tendon repairs.
Effect of bite depth of an epitendinous suture on the biomechanical strength of repaired canine flexor tendons
OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of bite depth for placement of an epitendinous suture on the biomechanical strength and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.
Correlation between orthopaedic and radiographic examination findings and arthroscopic ligament fibre damage in dogs with cruciate ligament rupture
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to study the correlations between physical examination and stifle radiography findings and severity of arthroscopic cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) fibre damage in dogs with cruciate rupture (CR).
DESIGN: Design Prospective clinical study.
Information on the clinical behavior and treatment of cases with an isolated rupture of the short collateral ligaments of the canine tarsus is sparse and contradictory in the veterinary literature.
Recommendations for rehabilitation after surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease in dogs: A 2017 survey of veterinary practitioners
OBJECTIVE: To report current recommendations made by veterinarians for rehabilitation after surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease.
STUDY DESIGN: Anonymized electronic survey.
SAMPLE POPULATION: Veterinarians performing CrCL stabilization.
Contribution of Palmar Radiocarpal and Ulnocarpal Ligaments to the Stability of the Canine Antebrachiocarpal Joint
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of the palmar radiocarpal ligament and the palmar ulnocarpal ligament to canine antebrachiocarpal joint stability.
The dog is the most commonly used large animal model for the study of osteoarthritis. Optimizing methods for assessing cartilage health would prove useful in reducing the number of dogs needed for valid study of osteoarthritis and cartilage repair.
Twelve beagles had critical-sized osteochondral defects created in the medial femoral condyle of both knees. Eight dogs had T1ρ and T2 MRI performed approximately 6 months after defect creation.
Comparison of Outcomes Associated with TPLO and a Modified Technique for Tibial Tuberosity Advancement for the Treatment of CCLD in Dogs: A Randomized Clinical Study
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare outcomes between the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA Rapid) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of meniscal click for specific meniscal tear morphology.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort.
ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs (104) with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency treated with stifle arthroscopy (111).