Surgery | Veterinary Medicine

Surgery

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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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HOSPITAL DESIGN SUPPLEMENT: Jun 01, 2005
When five specialty practices merged to create the Veterinary Referral Center of North Texas, they chose to keep their autonomy and design their own workspaces.
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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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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 14, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
RALEIGH. N.C. - 4/15/05 - The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine incorporated new technology to treat cataracts.
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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: Mar 01, 2005
A 7-month-old intact male Labrador retriever was presented for evaluation of a two-week history of left hindlimb lameness.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2005
In this prospective clinical study, the effect of perioperative oral carprofen on limb function and pain after cranial cruciate ligament surgery was evaluated in 20 dogs treated at a university teaching hospital.
Nov 01, 2004
Minimally invasive surgery is a rapidly developing discipline in veterinary medicine, thanks to its widespread use in human medicine. During the past 20 years, veterinarians have watched a temporally similar development with arthroscopic surgery.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2004
A mesh Graft is a full- or partial-thickness sheet of skin that has been fenestrated to allow drainage and expansion.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2004
A Z-shaped incision can be created in an area of high skin tension to allow skin relaxation and lengthening. A Z-plasty involves transposing the two interdigitating flaps of skin formed by the incision.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2004
Veterinarians routinely deal with lacerations, bite wounds, and mass removals in small-animal practice. When wound closure becomes difficult because of the location of the wound or the size of the mass, however, even the most confident veterinarian can be intimidated by the prospect of these surgeries.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2004
Like a scalpel, radiosurgery provides a sense of tactile sensation. And as with a laser, with radiosurgery there is an absence of tissue resistance.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
We purchased a laser for our clinic and found that it took an extra set of hands to use the gas vaccum.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2004
In this prospective university study that used dogs from a local humane society, the authors developed a technique for laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy.