Case history: Two adult male dogs were separately presented for acute-onset, severe hind limb lameness isolated to the tarsus. There were no prior orthopaedic concerns and there was no significant trauma associated with the onset of lameness in either case.
Objectives: The aim of this study was to define landmarks of the intermetatarsal channel of the dorsal pedal artery and to assess whether damage to the dorsal pedal artery during metatarsal screw placement in dogs undergoing pan- and partial-tarsal arthrodesis (PanTA/ParTA) could be a mechanism in the development of plantar necrosis.
Patient specific, synthetic, partial unipolar resurfacing of a large talar osteochondritis dissecans lesion in a dog
Objective: To describe the application and early outcome of a custom-made unipolar partial tarsal replacement in a dog with an extensive medial talar ridge OCD.
Animal: A 7-month-old, 25 kg male Rhodesian Ridgeback with progressive left hindlimb lameness (grade III-IV/IV) and diagnosis of talar OCD.
Loop modification of the traditional three-loop pulley pattern improves the biomechanical properties and resistance to 3-mm gap formation in a canine common calcanean teno-osseous avulsion model
OBJECTIVE To compare the biomechanical properties and gapping characteristics following loop modification of a 3-loop-pulley (3LP) pattern in an ex vivo canine common calcaneal tendon (CCT) avulsion repair model.
SAMPLE 56 skeletally mature hindlimbs from 28 canine cadavers.
Biomechanical comparison of screw and suture fixation for temporary transarticular tarsocrural immobilization in canine cadavers
Objective: To biomechanically evaluate an ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene (UWMWPE) suture for temporary tarsocrural immobilization as a potential alternative to the existing surgical method, which uses a 4.5 AO/ASIF calcaneotibial cortical screw.
Study design: Randomized in vitro biomechanical study.
Tarsometatarsal stabilization after metatarsal bone amputation for treatment of an aneurysmal bone cyst in a cat
Case description: A 5-year-old 4.0-kg (8.8-lb) castrated male domestic shorthair cat was referred because of grade 4/5 left hind limb lameness and swelling in the region of the second metatarsal bone of that limb.
Clinical findings: Computed tomography revealed an expansile osteolytic lesion of the second metatarsal bone associated with a periosteal reaction on the third metatarsal bone. There was no evidence of metastases.