December 2021

Objective: The aim of this study was to summarize outcomes and complications of gunshot fracture management in small animals.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe hemiepiphysiodesis for the treatment of distal femoral valgus in immature dogs and to evaluate its effect on the anatomical lateral distal femoral angle (aLDFA).

The aim of this study is to report chronic complications (> 2 mo after surgery) following spinal segmental stabilization (SSS) to treat myelopathy associated with thoracic congenital vertebral malformations in brachycephalic dogs.

Follow-up medical records (years 2006 to 2020) of 12 cases that underwent SSS at 3 university hospitals were retrieved and analyzed with a minimum follow-up period of 1 y.

Five dogs showed no chronic complications and 7 dogs had chronic complications which are reported here.

Category: Spine

Aims: To compare the mechanical performance and mode of failure in four-point bending of two different 2.0 mm "string of pearls" locking plates that differ in dimensions.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to report the use of computed tomography (CT) for postoperative evaluation of the accuracy of sacroiliac reduction and minimally invasive screw fixation in a series of five cats.

Objective: To evaluate intradiskal pressure (IDP) in the C6-7 intervertebral disk (IVD) after destabilization and distraction-fusion of the C5-C6 vertebrae.

Sample: 7 cadaveric C4-T1 vertebral specimens with no evidence of IVD disease from large-breed dogs.

Category: Spine

Objective: To evaluate the effect of knot location on the biomechanical strength and gapping characteristics of ex vivo canine gastrocnemius tenorrhaphy constructs.

Sample: 36 cadaveric gastrocnemius tendons from 18 adult dogs.

Objective: To describe neurologic signs, diagnostic imaging findings, potential treatments, and outcomes in dogs with subaxial cervical articular process subluxation and dislocation, or a "locked facet."

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Animals: Ten client-owned dogs.

Category: Spine