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Surgery STAT: Managing IVDD

May 1, 2009

In last month's column we discussed the pathophysiology of intervertebral disk disease (IVDD). Once IVDD is diagnosed, the clinician must again use the history (onset and course of clinical signs) and the physical exam (neurological status) to formulate the therapeutic plan.

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Diagnosing intervertebral disk disease

April 1, 2009

Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is one of the most common conditions affecting chondrodystrophic dogs. Signalment, history and thorough neurologic examination are paramount in diagnosing and determining a treatment plan for animals affected with IVDD.

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Surgery STAT: Prevent gastric dilatation volvulus with laparoscopic assisted gastropexy

March 1, 2009

Gastric dilatation-volvulus, or bloat, is a common occurrence in large- and giant-breed dogs.

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Surgery STAT: Limb sparing: less common procedures

February 1, 2009

Last month's column covered limb sparing in dogs for the treatment of appendicular tumors, namely sarcomas. This month, I will briefly review the use of limb sparing for other, less common, more challenging, anatomic sites.

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Limb sparing: Another option for dogs

January 1, 2009

Amputation remains the standard of care to address most primary tumors of the appendicular skeleton. But in certain cases, a limb-sparing surgical procedure may be an option.

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Surgery STAT: Options for treating subchondral bone cysts

December 1, 2008

A 3-month-old Warmblood filly was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a left front-limb lameness of one week duration.

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Surgery STAT: TTA vs. TPLO: Recovery time remains an important consideration

November 1, 2008

In the first article in this series, we provided a brief overview of the two surgical procedures that addressed the active, abnormal biomechanics of the cranial cruciate ligament deficient stifle—Tibial Tuberosity Advancement and Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy.

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Surgery STAT: Correcting cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles

October 1, 2008

The Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) is a procedure developed in Zurich, Switzerland, in the early 2000s. The biomechanics behind its success for correcting cranial cruciate ligament-deficient stifles is a change in the patellar tendon angle that effectively neutralizes the tibiofemoral shear (tibial thrust) that occurs during weight bearing.

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Surgery STAT: Use of adult stem cells in clinical orthopedics

September 1, 2008

Adult stem cells are cells found in various tissues throughout the bodies of both juveniles and adults. By definition, these are undifferentiated cells that can be induced to become any of a number of cell types.

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