Authors: J T Nelson, C F Monahan, D G Sledge, S Kim

A 5-month-old castrated male Smooth Fox Terrier presented for a 1-month history of right thoracic limb lameness.

Physical examination revealed right elbow pain on extension and mild soft tissue swelling of the distal antebrachium. Radiographs and computed tomography showed elongated focal radiolucent regions in the distal radial metaphysis. There was incongruity of the right elbow with a short radius. Bone biopsy and histopathology of the regions confirmed a retained cartilaginous core characterised by bony trabeculae with frequently retained central cartilaginous cores.

Category: Cartilage - Radius/Ulna
Authors: Filippo Cinti, Luca Vezzoni, Aldo Vezzoni

Objectives: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical application and outcome of osteochondral autograft transfer using the COR system (COR; DePuy Synthes, Warsaw, Indiana, United States) for the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the femoral condyle in dogs.

Category: Cartilage - Femur
Authors: Christina C De Armond, Stanley E Kim, Daniel D Lewis, Adam H Biedryzcki, Scott A Banks, James L Cook, Justin D Keister

The objective of this experimental study was to develop and evaluate a three-dimensionally printed custom surgical guide system for performing bipolar coxofemoral osteochondral allograft transplantation in dogs.

Category: Cartilage - Hip
Authors: João C Alves, Ana Santos, Patrícia Jorge, Catarina Lavrador, L Miguel Carreira

Objectives: To compare the effect of intra-articular treatment with triamcinolone hexacetonide (TH), stanozolol, hyaluronan, and a platelet concentrate in police working dogs with bilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA).

Study Design: Prospective, longitudinal, double-blinded, negative controlled study.

Sample Population: Fifty police working dogs with naturally occurring hip OA.

Authors: Remigiusz M Grzeskowiak, Jim Schumacher, Madhu S Dhar, David P Harper, Pierre-Yves Mulon, David E Anderson

The interface between a surgical implant and tissue consists of a complex and dynamic environment characterized by mechanical and biological interactions between the implant and surrounding tissue.

Authors: Kimberly A Agnello, Kei Hayashi, Dorothy Cimino Brown

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate frequency, location and severity of cartilage pathology in dogs with naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease.

Authors: Anna J Schreiner, James P Stannard, Aaron M Stoker, Chantelle C Bozynski, Keiichi Kuroki, Cristi R Cook, James L Cook

Osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation can functionally restore large articular defects in the knee. Bipolar OCA transplantations for partial and whole joint resurfacing often have less favorable results than single-surface transplants.

Category: Cartilage - Stifle
Authors: Abdul Wahed Kajabi, Victor Casula, Jaakko K Sarin, Juuso H Ketola, Olli Nykänen, Nikae C R Te Moller, Irina A D Mancini, Jetze Visser, Harold Brommer, P René van Weeren, Jos Malda, Juha Töyräs

Chondral lesions lead to degenerative changes in the surrounding cartilage tissue, increasing the risk of developing post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA). This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (qMRI) for evaluation of articular cartilage in PTOA.

Category: Cartilage - Imaging
Authors: Anna J Schreiner, James P Stannard, Cristi R Cook, Chantelle C Bozynski, Keiichi Kuroki, Aaron M Stoker, Patrick A Smith, James L Cook

Meniscal allograft transplantation (MAT) can be a safe, effective treatment for meniscal deficiency resulting in knee dysfunction, leading to osteoarthritis (OA) without proper treatment with 5-year functional success rates (75%-90%). While different grafts and techniques have generally proven safe and effective, complications include shrinkage, extrusion, progression of joint pathology, and failure.

Category: Cartilage
Authors: Tetsuya Nakajo, Yukihiro Fujita, Tom Ichinohe, Takuya Maruo

Osteochondrodysplasia affects both homozygous and heterozygous Scottish Fold cats, and various treatments have been attempted to control chronic pain and improve mobility in these animals. However, to date, there is no single effective treatment that can be used to treat all cats with Scottish Fold osteochondrodysplasia (SFOCD).

Category: Cartilage