Abstracts of the week

Jason G Makar et al.
J Feline Med Surg. 2024 Feb;26(2):1098612X231214930.
Fractures that were repaired with single bone fixation had a greater chance of a better outcome.
M J Vardanega, L Wilson
J Small Anim Pract. 2024 Feb 7. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13711.
This method represents a robust and safe option to stabilise sacral fractures in dogs and cats.
Markus Senn, Lutz Paulick, Leo Brunnberg, Pavel Slunsky
Vet Surg. 2024 Feb 17. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14076.
Induced radioulnar synostosis decreases antebrachial rotation by more than two-thirds.

Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Surgery full paper - Kindly offered by Wiley
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To compare the accuracy of three-dimensional (3D) printed patient-specific guide (PSG) with a freehand (FH) approach for radial osteotomies in ex vivo normal dogs.


To assess diagnostic value and clinical utility of multidetector computed tomographic positive contrast arthrography (CTA) for meniscal lesionsin dogs.


To evaluate the accuracy of a 3-dimensionally (3D)-printed custom endoscopy port (3DEP) for minimally invasive cervical ventral slot decompression.

Jinsu Kang, Seungeon Lee, Suyoung Heo, Namsoo Kim


Kindly Full paper offered by VCOT

Objectives This study aims to report complications and long-term outcomes of combined tibial plateau leveling osteotomy and tibial tuberosity transposition (TPLO-TTT) for treatment of concurrent cranial cruciate ligament rupture and medial patellar luxation (MPL).

Cranial cruciate ligament disease is a common pathological condition in dogs that is often presented in daily clinical practice. Different risk factors for the development of this condition include breed, sex, age, bodyweight and neuter status, as well as different biological and biomechanical mechanisms. 

Objectives The aim of this study was to determine the degree of bone deformities and hindlimb postural abnormalities in a standing position in awake Toy poodles with and without grade 2 medial patellar luxation (MPL) using high speed 320-row computed tomography (CT).

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