OBJECTIVE: To report extended long-term outcomes of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture treated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) or tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).
Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Extended long-term radiographic and functional comparison of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy vs tibial tuberosity advancement for cranial cruciate ligament rupture in the dog
Description and outcome of prosthetic ligament placement for stabilization of medial or dorsomedial tarsometatarsal joint luxation in dogs and cats: 16 cases (2004-2017)
OBJECTIVE: To describe prosthetic ligament placement for reduction and stabilization of medial or dorsomedial tarsometatarsal joint luxation in dogs and cats and to report complications and postoperative outcomes for patients that underwent that procedure.
OBJECTIVE: To review fundamental principles of tissue healing and physical rehabilitation as they apply to dogs recovering from cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery.
STUDY DESIGN: Invited Review.
SAMPLE POPULATION: None.
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to describe a stress radiography to detect medial glenohumeral ligament rupture and to investigate the repeatability and reproducibility of this test.
Effect of a poloxamer-based thermosensitive gel on rotator cuff repair in a rabbit model: a controlled laboratory study
BACKGROUND: A common complication after rotator cuff repair is postoperative stiffness, which can be reduced by a simple application of an anti-adhesive agent. However, anti-adhesive agents may affect rotator cuff healing by preventing fibrosis. This experimental animal study evaluated the effect of the application of a poloxamer-based thermosensitive anti-adhesive gel and its influence on the healing of an acute rotator cuff repair in a rabbit model.
OBJECTIVE: To determine polarization of synovial macrophages during development of cruciate ligament rupture (CR) and determine whether differences in synovial macrophage polarization in CR, osteoarthritis (OA), and healthy joints exist.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-controlled study.
ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with unstable stifles with CR (n = 22), paired stable contralateral stifles with partial CR (pCR; n = 7), joints with OA not related to CR (n = 6), and clinically normal (Normal; n = 7) joints.
Effect of a continuous epitendinous suture as adjunct to three-loop pulley and locking-loop patterns for flexor tendon repair in a canine model
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of combining a continuous epitendinous suture with three-loop pulley (3LP) and locking-loop (LL) core patterns for flexor tendon repair.
STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo biomechanical study.
SAMPLE POPULATION: Seventy-two cadaveric superficial digital flexor musculotendon (SDFT) units.
Ligament laxity is a known complication of erosive immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA) in dogs. The purpose of this study was to describe the occurrence and clinical features of carpal or tarsal ligament laxity in cases of nonerosive IMPA in dogs for the first time.
Biomechanical comparison of three epitendinous suture patterns as adjuncts to a core locking loop suture for repair of canine flexor tendon injuries
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of different epitendinous sutures (ES) in addition to core locking-loop (LL) sutures on the mechanical properties and gap formation in a canine cadaveric tendon model.
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental, ex vivo, biomechanical study.
PURPOSE: To investigate whether magnetic field-related anisotropies of collagen may be correlated with postmortem findings in animal models.