Authors: Cradic DW, Aulakh KS, Hymel P, Barnes K, Gines JA, Rademacher N, Aulakh HK, Liu CC

OBJECTIVE: To determine a relationship between morphometric measurements (MM) and meniscal dimensions (MD) in the dog.

STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric study.

ANIMALS: Eighteen mixed-breed canine cadavers (22.35 ± 4.06 kg); 36 each of medial and lateral menisci.

Category: Cartilage - Stifle
Authors: Zann GJ, Kim SE, Tinga S, Pozzi A, Banks SA

OBJECTIVE: To quantitatively evaluate patellofemoral (PF) kinematics during walking in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) deficiency treated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO).

STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal observational study.

Authors: Livet V, Baldinger A, Viguier É, Taroni M, Harel M, Carozzo C, Cachon T

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare outcomes between the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA Rapid) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

Authors: Gleason HE, Hudson CC, Cerroni B.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of meniscal click for specific meniscal tear morphology.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort.

ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs (104) with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency treated with stifle arthroscopy (111).

Authors: Rossanese M, German AJ, Comerford E, Pettitt R, Tomlinson A, de Vicente F.

OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to describe complications in dogs weighing < 20 kg treated for medial patellar luxation and to determine risk factors associated with these complications.

Authors: Yarnall BW, Chamberlain CS, Hao Z, Muir P

OBJECTIVE: To determine polarization of synovial macrophages during development of cruciate ligament rupture (CR) and determine whether differences in synovial macrophage polarization in CR, osteoarthritis (OA), and healthy joints exist.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case-controlled study.

ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with unstable stifles with CR (n = 22), paired stable contralateral stifles with partial CR (pCR; n = 7), joints with OA not related to CR (n = 6), and clinically normal (Normal; n = 7) joints.

Authors: Lee SJ, Frederick SW, Cross AR.

OBJECTIVE: To report the use and long-term outcome of dogs with surgical site infection (SSI) after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPO), treated with an amikacin-infused collagen sponge and implant removal.

Authors: Ferrell CL, Barnhart MD, Herman E

OBJECTIVE: To report infection rate, implant removal rate, and postoperative antibiotic therapy after tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) in dogs.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study.

ANIMALS: One thousand seven hundred sixty-eight stifles in 1,732 dogs.

Authors: Giangarra JE, Lanz OI, Glennon JC, Kobayashi T, Tarkanian M, Tepic S, Werre SR.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the strength of three described techniques for repair of the medial crural fascia to the strength of the intact fascia of the paired limbs.

Category: Stifle
Authors: Addison E, Conte A.

PRACTICAL RELEVANCE: Traumatic stifle joint luxation is an uncommon but severe injury. There is usually rupture of several stabilising structures of the joint including the cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, joint capsule and menisci. Successful management of this condition requires good anatomical knowledge and repair or replacement of all damaged structures to achieve adequate joint reduction and stability. Better understanding of the treatment options available will aid clinical decision-making.

Category: Stifle