September 2020

A 9-year-old spayed female Cane Corso dog was presented with a 1-week history of an acute right hind limb non-weight-bearing lameness. Six years previously, a right tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) procedure had been performed.

Orthogonal radiographs of the right pelvic limb taken before presentation revealed a comminuted displaced mid-diaphyseal tibial fracture. An aggressive bone lesion with osteolysis and periosteal reaction of the proximal tibia were evident that were most consistent with a primary bone tumor.

Category: Tibia

Reducing tendon failure after repair remains a challenge due to its poor intrinsic healing ability. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a novel tissue-engineered purified exosome product (PEP) patch on tendon healing in a canine ex vivo model.

Objective: To determine the effect of extracorporeal shock wave (ESWT) on liposomal bupivacaine in a tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy model.

Study design: In vitro study.

Sample population: Ten samples per group.

Objective: To determine the influence of barbed epitendinous sutures (ES) on the biomechanical properties and gap formation of repaired canine tendons.

Study design: Ex vivo, experimental study.

Sample population: Eighty (n = 16/group) canine superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFT).

Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the changes in biomechanical characteristics following tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) using simulated manual tests.

Objective: To report outcome and complications following atlanto-axial stabilisation by polymethylmethacrylate applied to screws placed using 3D-printed patient-specific drill guides.

Category: Spine

Objective: To determine the effect of partial vs complete circumferential epitendinous suture (ES) placement in addition to a core suture on the biomechanical strength and gapping characteristics of repaired canine tendinous constructs.

Study design: Ex vivo, biomechanical study.

Sample population: Thirty-six canine superficial digital flexor tendons.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare measurements of angle of lateral opening (ALO) and version determined using a radioopaque cup position assessment device imaged with fluoroscopy to measurements obtained by CT and direct measurement in a cadaveric model. Our null hypothesis was that there would not be any difference in the angles measured by the techniques.

Category: Hip - Imaging

Objective: Evaluate the risk factors for reluxation and outcomes for dogs with a toggle rod construct.

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Animals: One hundred twenty-eight client-owned dogs.