December 2022 saw the first ever Case Competition onmyAO. Surgeons from across the 5 specialties of the AO network shared interesting cases to be reviewed and discussed with their peers on myAO groups. The competition was tight but after deliberation we were delighted to announce the winners:
From die-punch fractures to shoulder instability in dogs, the winning surgeons showed us how they successfully managed treatment. Have a look at the winning cases below and feel free to leave a comment or show your appreciation thanks to the applaud function.
A die-punch fracture is a depression fracture of the lunate fossa of the distal radius that is caused by a vertical load through the lunate. In some cases, the die-punch fracture is in a state that is difficult to reset, such as when it is not limited to the lunate fossa.
Total hip arthroplasty with acetabular dysplasia presents many challenges to the reconstructive surgeon. The complex femoral and acetabular anatomy makes standard reconstruction technically challenging.
Shoulder instability (SI)is one of the most common causes of front leg lameness in dogs. SI describes a wide range of soft tissue injuries to the ligaments, tendons and muscles of the shoulder. It affects all sizes and breeds of dogs.