Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: Ana Bascuñán, Mariajesus Soula, Kristina K Millar, Adam Biedrzycki, Scott A Banks, Daniel D Lewis, Stanley E Kim

Although the goat is an established animal model in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) research, in-vivo kinematics associated with ACL deficiency have not been previously described in this species.

Authors: M Lampart, S Knell, A Pozzi

Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is one of the most important diseases in canine orthopedics. Despite the frequent occurrence of the disease and the extensive literature available, there is still controversy about the best treatment method.

Authors: Gudrun S Boge, Karolina Engdahl, Annika Bergström, Ulf Emanuelson, Jeanette Hanson, Odd Höglund, Elena R Moldal, Eystein Skjerve, Randi Krontveit

Objective: To analyse the effect of treatment method and other risk factors on survival in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD).

Authors: Daniel J Duffy, Chiara P Curcillo, Yi-Jen Chang, Lewis Gaffney, Matthew B Fisher, George E Moore

Objective: To evaluate the effect of an autologous flexor digitorum lateralis (FDL) graft to augment a three-loop pulley (3LP) core repair in a canine cadaveric gastrocnemius tendon (GT) laceration model.

Study design: Ex vivo, biomechanical study.

Sample population: Twenty-six canine cadaveric hind limbs.

Authors: Alex Terreros, R Mark Daye

Objective: To report midterm to long-term outcomes of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture and excessive tibial plateau angles (TPA) treated with a modified cranial closing wedge osteotomy (m-CCWO).

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Study population: Dogs (n = 21) with CCL rupture and excessive TPA treated with m-CCWO (n = 28).

Authors: Knebel J, Eberle D, Steigmeier-Raith S, Reese S, Meyer-Lindenberg A

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare outcomes after tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and modified Maquet procedure (MMP) for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) in

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