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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
Cranial cruciate ligament pathology is a leading cause of lameness in dogs. Many surgical treatments have been described that aim to restore stifle joint stability and minimize the progression of subsequent osteoarthritis. Most surgical treatments seek to replace the function of the cranial cruciate ligament by substituting autologous tissues or synthetic materials. More recently, the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure has been described, which alters the mechanical forces acting on the stifle, rendering the cranial cruciate ligament unnecessary.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
After an orthopedic procedure, it is common to have a convalescent period of weeks to months before recovery is attained. Physical rehabilitation may help patients achieve maximum recovery. Physical therapy is also valuable for easing chronic pain in pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
Recent advances in diagnostic visualization and surgical treatments have stimulated an increased emphasis on early clinical recognition of cranial cruciate ligament pathology. This article describes characteristics of normal and pathologic cranial cruciate ligaments and details clinical techniques to help you diagnose cranial cruciate ligament pathology earlier.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
Veterinary medicine is a rapidly evolving field, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the practice of canine orthopedics.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2005
A 65-lb (29.5-kg) 6-year-old spayed female Doberman pinscher was presented for evaluation of a one-month history of progressive left forelimb lameness.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2005
In this experimental study, 48 Labrador retrievers from seven litters with a high prevalence of canine hip dysplasia were examined throughout their lives for a relationship between a radiographic marker and the development of osteoarthritis in the hip joint.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
MANHATTAN, KAN.—Kansas State University (KSU) veterinarians performed the first non-cemented total hip replacement on a dog at the university's veterinary medical teaching hospital.
Nov 01, 2003
Glycosaminoglycans have helped veterinarians target therapies toward the underlying pathology of equine joint disease, says Dr. Gary W. White.
Nov 01, 2003
Arthroscopy used for diagnosis and treatment is the standard of care in man and the horse. Canine arthroscopy has lagged in use. Reasons for this include technical difficulties, cost and perception on behalf of the veterinarian that open arthrotomies are as good. A Japanese surgeon, Dr. Takgi, is credited with early efforts in diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy.
Nov 01, 2003
Dr. C. W. McIlwraith provides an overview on identifying and treating degenerative joint disease in horses.
Nov 01, 2003
By dvm360.com staff
DVM Newsmagazine is proud to present our first issue of DVM Best Practices exclusively for the equine practitioner. This special issue is devoted to equine degenerative joint disease (DJD) and also explores the problems associated with treating the disease with bulk compounded drugs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
Cleveland-The majority of veterinarians say the most competitive business pressure is coming from Internet sales of veterinary products.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2002
Ames, Iowa-Iowa State University (ISU) lays claim to a first for veterinary medicine.