Biomechanics, the application of mechanical principles to living organisms, helps us to understand how all the bony and soft spinal components contribute individually and together to ensure spinal stability, and how traumas, tumours and degenerative disorders exert destabilizing effects.
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There are a number of possible causes of bone deformities in animals, the two most common being a genetic disorder and injury (trauma). Limb deformities can be managed conservatively, by growth acceleration, growth retardation, or in severe or late diagnosed cases by combining these techniques. Once the growth plate has closed, correction can only be achieved by a corrective osteotomy technique.
Arthroplasty is commonly used to treat acute fracture of the proximal femur, complex proximal humerus fracture or elbow fracture, but is less usual in complex knee fracture. The main objective of arthroplasty in fractures of the proximal femur is to save the patient's life by limiting the decubitus complications, thanks to immediate resumption of weight-bearing. For the shoulder and elbow, the objective is to save joint function, thanks to immediate postoperative mobilization.
Bone deformity in animals can be caused by a range of factors, including injury and developmental abnormalities. Corrective treatments can include surgical procedures such as osteotomy or the use of corrective braces and splints.
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Veterinary joint surgery includes a.o. cranial cruciate ligament surgeries and surgical treatments for a range of joint issues such as elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, as well as full knee and hip replacements.
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Orthognathic surgery comprises a series of technical procedures aimed at the correction of the volume and position of the facial bones. Since the mandible and maxilla are tooth-bearing segments, a combined orthodontic-surgical treatment is required in order to attain an optimal occlusion.
Children may experience several types of pediatric spinal deformity, including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis. While many pediatric spinal deformities can be treated conservatively, with physical therapy or bracing, some require surgery.
The Global Spine Congress (GSC), AO Spine's annual meeting, is the leading world class spine congress gathering thousands of spine surgeons worldwide.
Among other relevant topics, the GSC 21 program includes three events on MISS, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the highlight topic of this month's knowledge update from myAO.
Innovation translation at the AO and its AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) encompasses the conception, strategic evaluation, and development of clinical solutions in collaboration with industrial partners. It includes proof-of-concept work with innovators, valorization of new technologies and techniques and clinical evidence creation to prove the added value of new solutions. Strategic investments in intellectual property, technology, and companies are also part of AO ITC's mandate.