OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of 2 augmentation techniques on the mechanical properties of titanium cannulated bone screws.
Fracture Fixation and Implants
Assessment of two augmentation techniques on the mechanical properties of titanium cannulated bone screws
A Cadaveric Evaluation of Pin and Tension Band Configuration Strength for Tibial Tuberosity Osteotomy Fixation
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the load at failure and mode of failure of four constructs used to stabilize a tibial tuberosity osteotomy, including two vertically aligned pins (V), two horizontally aligned pins (H), two vertically aligned pins with a tension band wire (V-TB) and two horizontally aligned pins with a tension band wire (H-TB).
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the surgical technique, associated complications and clinical outcome of elbow arthrodesis using a medially positioned plate.
STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective case series.
OBJECTIVE: To characterize and evaluate risk factors for comorbidities and death of cats with pelvic fractures.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case study.
ANIMALS: Cats (n = 280).
Early changes in serum osteocalcin and body weight are predictive of implant fixation in a rat model of implant loosening
OBJECTIVE Biomarkers are of interest to identify patients at risk for peri-implant osteolysis and aseptic loosening. We used a rat model of particle-induced peri-implant osteolysis to investigate if early changes in biomarkers were associated with subsequent implant fixation strength.
OBJECTIVE: To compare the torsional behavior of two small angle-stable interlocking nails (I-Loc and Targon) with that of locking compression plates (LCP). To evaluate the effect of implant removal on the torsional strength of feline bone surrogates.
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental.
SAMPLE POPULATION: Fracture gap constructs and intact explanted bone surrogates.
Biomechanical Comparison of Two Locking Plate Constructs for the Stabilization of Feline Tibial Fractures
Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical characteristics of locking compression plate (LCP) and conical coupling plate (CCP) constructs for the stabilization of experimentally induced gap fractures in cat tibiae.
Long-term outcomes after pantarsal arthrodesis with medial plate fixation without external coaptation in 30 dogs
OBJECTIVE: To report long-term outcomes of dogs treated with pantarsal arthrodesis (PTA) with medial plate fixation without external coaptation.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series.
Comparison of temporary epiphysiodesis with RigidTacks TM and Blount-Staples in a porcine animal model using MRI
RigidTackTM is a newly developed implant for total temporary epiphyseodesis. The implant combines the technical advantages of the traditionally used rigid Blount-staples and the newer flexible eight-platesTM.
Influence of administration of antimicrobial medications after TPLO on surgical site infections: A retrospective study of 308 dogs
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