Tendon and Ligament Injuries

Authors: Ashour AE, Hoffman CL, Muir P.

OBJECTIVE: The objective is to study the correlations between physical examination and stifle radiography findings and severity of arthroscopic cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) fibre damage in dogs with cruciate rupture (CR).

DESIGN: Design Prospective clinical study.

Authors: Bogisch S, Schuenemann R.

Information on the clinical behavior and treatment of cases with an isolated rupture of the short collateral ligaments of the canine tarsus is sparse and contradictory in the veterinary literature.

Authors: Eiermann J, Kirkby-Shaw K, Evans RB, Knell SC, Kowaleski MP, Schmierer PA, Bergh MS, Bleedorn J, Cuddy LC, Kieves NR, Lotsikas P, Pozzi A.

OBJECTIVE: To report current recommendations made by veterinarians for rehabilitation after surgical treatment of cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) disease.

STUDY DESIGN: Anonymized electronic survey.

SAMPLE POPULATION: Veterinarians performing CrCL stabilization.

Authors: Milgram J, Stockman J, Segev G, Meiner Y, Shipov A

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of the palmar radiocarpal ligament and the palmar ulnocarpal ligament to canine antebrachiocarpal joint stability.

Authors: Franklin SP, Stoker AM, Lin ASP, Pownder S, Burke E, Bozynski CC, Kuroki K, Guldberg RE, Cook JL, Holmes SP

The dog is the most commonly used large animal model for the study of osteoarthritis. Optimizing methods for assessing cartilage health would prove useful in reducing the number of dogs needed for valid study of osteoarthritis and cartilage repair.

Twelve beagles had critical-sized osteochondral defects created in the medial femoral condyle of both knees. Eight dogs had T1ρ and T2 MRI performed approximately 6 months after defect creation.

Authors: Livet V, Baldinger A, Viguier É, Taroni M, Harel M, Carozzo C, Cachon T

OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare outcomes between the tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure and a modified tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA Rapid) in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

Authors: Gleason HE, Hudson CC, Cerroni B.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of meniscal click for specific meniscal tear morphology.

STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort.

ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs (104) with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) deficiency treated with stifle arthroscopy (111).

Authors: Moore EV, Weeren R, Paek M.

OBJECTIVE: To report extended long-term outcomes of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture treated by tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) or tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA).

Authors: Gunstra AL, Steurer JA, Dixon BC, Siebert RL.

OBJECTIVE: To describe prosthetic ligament placement for reduction and stabilization of medial or dorsomedial tarsometatarsal joint luxation in dogs and cats and to report complications and postoperative outcomes for patients that underwent that procedure.

Authors: Kirkby Shaw K, Alvarez L, Foster SA, Tomlinson JE, Shaw AJ, Pozzi A

OBJECTIVE: To review fundamental principles of tissue healing and physical rehabilitation as they apply to dogs recovering from cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) surgery.

STUDY DESIGN: Invited Review.