Abstracts of the week

Desirée Santos da Rosa, Isabele de Matos Oliveira, Laryssa Reginaldo Ribeiro da Silva, Yasmin Santos Kaulich de Souza, Gustavo Nunes de Santana Castro
Braz J Vet Med. 2024 Jun 5:46:e002324. doi: 10.29374/2527-2179.bjvm002324.
The iPACK block associated with adductor canal block seem to be good options to replace sciatic nerve blocks in TPLO surgeries.
Y G Park, J H Jo, J K Lee, J M Kim, S J Lee, H Y Kim
N Z Vet J. 2024 May 22:1-10. doi: 10.1080/00480169.2024.2350432.
In this study, bone staples were mechanically superior to PDS suture in median sternotomy closure.
Karolina Engdahl, Odd Höglund, Åke Hedhammar, Jeanette Hanson, Annika Bergström
Prev Vet Med. 2024 Jul:228:106229. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2024.106229.
Osteochondrosis was the most common reason for euthanasia in the affected dogs.

Veterinary Surgery

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To describe the complications and outcomes in dogs with luxoid hip dysplasia (LH) undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) and compare complication rates with THA in non-LH dogs.


To determine the influence of screw configuration on the reduction and stabilization of simulated complete lateral condylar fracture.


To describe the short-term outcome of acute arthroscopically assisted ulnar shortening (AUS), to treat short radius syndrome in dogs.


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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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