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Distal Femoral Osteotomy for Comprehensive Treatment of Medial Patella Luxation

Brower BE et al., “Distal femoral lateral closing wedge osteotomy as a component of comprehensive treatment of medial patellar luxation and distal femoral varus in dogs.” Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2017. 30(1): 20-27. Key Point: In large breed dogs, medial patellar luxation may occur, in part, due to deformity (bowing and or twisting) of the distal femur.  When performed in conjunction with other…
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Three-Dimensional Printed Patient Specific Guides for Acute Correction of Deformities

Carradine, Darren R et al. “Three-Dimensional-Printed Patient-Specific Osteotomy Guides, Repositioning Guides and Titanium Plates for Acute Correction of Antebrachial Limb Deformities in Dogs.” Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : Vet Comp Orthop Trauma vol. 34,1 (2021): 43-52. Key Point: 3D-printed surgery guides facilitate accurate acute correction of antebrachial deformities…
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Comparison of Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy for Diagnosis of Medial Meniscal Pathology

Pozzi, A., et al. “Comparison of Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy for Diagnosis of Medial Meniscal Pathology: An Ex Vivo Study.” Veterinary Surgery. Vol. 37:749–755, 2008. Key Point: Arthroscopy is more sensitive than open arthrotomy for evaluating medial meniscal pathology.  Whether arthroscopy or arthrotomy is performed, the addition of physical probing of the meniscus, compared to visualization…
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Second Look Arthroscopic Findings After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

Hulse, D. et al., “Second Look Arthroscopic Findings After Tibial Plateau Leveling.” Veterinary Surgery. Vol 39 (2010): 350-354. Key Point: The early diagnosis and treatment of cranial cruciate ligament disease by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) in cases of partial/stable disease may preserve intact ligament resulting in improved joint stability, decreased articular cartilage wear and…
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Canine Hip Dysplasia, The Goal is Prevention

Canine Hip Dysplasia, The Goal is Prevention. Haney, Pamela S et al. “Effectiveness of PennHIP and Orthopedic Foundation for Animals measurements of hip joint quality for breeding selection to reduce hip dysplasia in a population of purpose-bred detection dogs.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association vol. 257,3 (2020): 299-304. Key Point: PennHIP DI values were an effective measurement…
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Benefits of Pre-Operative Planning for TPLO

Collins et al. “Benefits of Pre- and Intraoperative Planning For Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy.” Veterinary Surgery 43 (2014): 142-149. DOI:10.1111/j.1532-950X.2013.12093.x Key Point: Precise preoperative planning and intraoperative execution reduces the risk of major complications following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy. Cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) is a common cause for…
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Postoperative Meniscal Tear Frequency: TPLO vs TTA

Jeong, Jaemin et al. “Subsequent meniscal tears following tibial tuberosity advancement and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament deficiency: An in vivo experimental study.” Veterinary surgery : VS vol. 50,5 (2021): 966-974. doi:10.1111/vsu.13648 Key Point: Significant lower post-operative meniscal tears with TPLO as compared to TTA. In previous blog posts…
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Sacroiliac Luxation Repair

Rollins, Amanda et al. “Evaluation of Fluoroscopic-Guided Closed Reduction versus Open Reduction of Sacroiliac Fracture-Luxations Stabilized with a Lag Screw.” Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T vol. 32,6 (2019): 467-474. doi:10.1055/s-0039-1693471 Key Point: Fluoroscopic-guided sacroiliac luxation repair leads to consistently more optimal screw placement, as…
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Ruptured CrCL

Shimada, Masakazu et al. “Long-term outcome and progression of osteoarthritis in uncomplicated cases of cranial cruciate ligament rupture treated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs.” The Journal of veterinary medical science vol. 82,7 (2020): 908-916. doi:10.1292/jvms.19-0613 Key Point: Significantly lower osteoarthritis for partial tear and meniscus intact compared to those with complete…
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Distal Femoral Osteotomy for Comprehensive Treatment of Medial Patella Luxation

Three-Dimensional Printed Patient Specific Guides for Acute Correction of Deformities

Comparison of Arthroscopy and Arthrotomy for Diagnosis of Medial Meniscal Pathology

Second Look Arthroscopic Findings After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy

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