October 2021

Objective: To report the short-term outcome of double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) in dogs with canine hip dysplasia ≥10 months of age.

Study design: Case series.

Animals or sample population: Eleven hips in eight dogs aged between 10 to 28 months.

Objective: To determine the biomechanical behavior of different plate systems used for oblique ilial fracture fixation in cats.

Study design: Ex vivo biomechanical study.

Sample population: Fifty fresh-frozen feline hemipelvises.

Objective: To biomechanically evaluate an ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UWMWPE) suture for temporary tarsocrural immobilization as a potential alternative to the existing surgical method, which uses a 4.5 AO/ASIF calcaneotibial cortical screw.

Study design: Randomized in vitro biomechanical study.

Objective: To report arthroscopic findings in dogs with humeral intracondylar fissure (HIF) and compare these findings in joints of dogs not affected by HIF on preoperative CT images.

Study design: Controlled clinical study.

Animals: Dogs with HIF (14 dogs, 21 elbows) and dogs without HIF (20 dogs, 31 elbows).

Category: Elbow - Imaging

Objective: The aim of this clinical retrospective study was to describe the postoperative complications and associated factors of double pelvic osteotomy (DPO) using DPO plates.

Objective: To compare the biomechanical properties of atlantoaxial joints (AAJs) in canine vertebral column specimens stabilized with 4 techniques (dorsal wire, modified dorsal clamp, ventral transarticular pin, and augmented ventral transarticular pin fixation) after transection of the AAJ ligaments.

Sample: 13 skull and cranial vertebral column segments from 13 cadaveric toy-breed dogs.

Case description: A 4-year-old female Staffordshire Bull Terrier (dog 1) and a 6-year-old male Yorkshire Terrier (dog 2) were evaluated because of left pelvic limb lameness.

Clinical findings: Both dogs had a partial rupture of the left cranial cruciate ligament associated with a unilateral excessive tibial plateau angle (51° in dog 1 and 41° in dog 2) secondary to a growth anomaly.

Objective: The aim of this study was to report the functional outcome and complications following transcondylar screw and epicondylar plate fixation of skeletally mature dogs with fractures of the lateral aspect of the humeral condyle using a string of pearls, limited contact dynamic compression plate (LC-DCP) or locking compression plate (LCP).

Objective: To improve the accuracy of drilling during the repair of sacroiliac luxations (SILs) with a 3D-printed patient-specific drill guide (3D-GDT) compared to free-hand drilling technique (FHDT).

Study design: Blinded, randomized, prospective ex vivo study.

Sample population: Sixteen canine cadavers (20-25 kg).

Objective: To assess the accuracy of a proportion-corrected radiographic cementless femoral stem level calculation in a cadaver model.

Study design: Cadaveric study.

Sample population: Twelve cadaveric canine femurs.

Category: Hip