Authors: Chris R M Hagen, Ameet Singh, J Scott Weese, Quinn Marshall, Alex Zur Linden, Thomas W G Gibson

Objective: To identify factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI) after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

Study design: Retrospective case series.

Animals: Dogs (n = 541) that underwent TPLO (n = 659).

Authors: Bansal S, Miller LM, Patel JM, Meadows KD, Eby MR, Saleh KS, Martin AR, Stoeckl BD, Hast M, Elliott DM, Zgonis MH, Mauck RL

The meniscus plays a central load bearing role in the knee joint. Unfortunately, meniscus injury is common and can lead to joint degeneration and osteoarthritis. In small animal models, progressive degenerative changes occur with unloading of the meniscus via destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM).

Category: Cartilage - Stifle
Authors: Jensen TV, Kristiansen SS, Buelund LE, Miles JE

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ex vivo effects of sequential cranial cruciate ligament transection (CCLx), medial meniscal release (MMR) and triple tibial osteotomy (TTO) on canine

Category: Stifle
Authors: Roca RY, Peura A, Kowaleski MP, Watson MT, Lendhey M, Rocheleau PJ, Hulse DA

OBJECTIVE: To determine the mechanical pull-out properties of a 2.5-mm bone anchor implanted in ex vivo femurs of toy breed dogs and to determine whether there is a difference between knotted and knotless configurations.

Authors: Brioschi V, Rutherford L, Newell K, Trotter C, Arthurs GI

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess computed tomography (CT) images of cadaveric feline stifles and record the relationship between the patella and femoral trochlea in normal stifles; then to investigate the effect of block recession trochleoplasty (BRT) with and without partial parasagittal patellectomy (PPP) on patellofemoral contact, depth of patellar

Authors: Fox EA, Dycus DL, Leasure CS, Fox HA, Canapp SO Jr

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the average tibial plateau angle (TPA) from a large sample of dogs and to determine if breed or gonadectomy had a significant association with abnormal TPA.

DESIGN: This was a retrospective case study.

Authors: Hamilton L, Farrell M, Mielke B, Solano M, Silva S, Calvo I.

OBJECTIVES: To determine the risk of lameness and the rate of subsequent medial patellar luxation surgery in dogs that present with occult Grade II medial patellar luxation.

Authors: Ferrell CL, Barnhart MD, Watson AT, Barron-Chapman ML, Naber SJ.

OBJECTIVE: To report the radiographic appearance of a bioabsorbable biocomposite tibial tuberosity advancement cage at least 1 year after implantation. Design Retrospective case series.

Category: Biologics - Stifle
Authors: Livet V, Taroni M, Ferrand FX, Carozzo C, Viguier E, Cachon T.

Proximal tibial deformities or patellar luxation may occur concurrently with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

The objective of this study was to describe the management of those conditions with a modified triple tibial osteotomy (TTO) in nine dogs. Medical records of dogs who underwent a modified TTO were reviewed.

Authors: Clark AC, Greco JJ, Bergman PJ.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of prophylactic administration of oral antimicrobial medications after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) on surgical site infections (SSI) and antimicrobial