Clinical News: Orthopaedics

Case Report: Traumatic Fracture of the Axis with concurrent Atlantoaxial Subluxation in a Labrador Retriever

A six-month-old, male, entire, Labrador Retriever presented with peracute onset tetraplegia following a collision with another dog five hours previously. 

Review Article: Atypical Arthritis

Arthritis is a very broad term referring to any condition resulting in inflammation of the joints. It is generally subdivided into three major categories; osteoarthritis, immune-mediated arthritis and infectious arthritis.

Case Report: Atlantoaxial subluxation with concurrent quadrigeminal cyst in a five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier.

A 2.5kg, male, entire Yorkshire Terrier was referred for investigation of a month-long history of cervical pain preceding peracute-onset tetraparesis.

Review Article: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – An Overview of the Theory and Applications in Small Animal Practice.

The concept of the Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) is a chemical analysis of constituent body tissues, displayed as a grey-scale in an anatomical context.

Case Report: Elective, multiple deep digital flexor tenotomy in a Labrador Retriever to treat Contracture secondary to Ischaemic Myelopathy.

History A six-year-old, female, entire Labrador Retriever presented with collapse and right-sided Horner’s syndrome. 

Review Article: SOP-plating

We review a novel system of fracture repair – the ‘string of pearls’ or SOP plating system, currently produced by Orthomed.

Review Article: Cranial Cruciate Disease – Is Tibial Tuberosity Advancement the Answer?

We are all very aware of the frequency of cruciate injuries in dogs, but at times it can seem quite difficult to choose the right option for the optimal management of the individual patient.

Case Report: Olecranon Osteosarcoma in a Great Dane

A seven-year old male, neutered Great Dane presented with a five-week history of left thoracic limb lameness. 

Case Report: Trans-articular (hip) external fixator to manage a proximal femoral fracture in a cat.

Signalment and history A two–year-old, male, neutered DSH presented with a non-weightbearing lameness of the left pelvic limb, having been missing for most of the preceding week. 

Case Report: Polyarthritis and meningitis in a nine month old Basset Hound

 Signalment, history and physical examination A nine month old male entire Basset Hound was presented with a three week history of lethargy, pyrexia and anorexia that had been unresponsive to treatment with amoxicillin-clavulanate and meloxicam.