November 2022Various fixation methods have been successfully applied to the repair of distal humeral fractures in dogs. These include minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) with plate and screw constructs or combinations of pins, screws and wire, external skeletal fixation (ESF), intramedullary pinning (IMP), and cross-pin fixation.
June 2022Veterinary 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. In this clinical topic roundup, you´ll find an exclusive selection of AOVET´s knowledge gems on joint surgery.
April 2022There 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.
January 2022Meet with the experts of the month, Julien and Jean-Pierre Cabassu. Graduate of ECVS and ACVS, Julien completed an AO fellowship at Texas A&M under the supervision of Dr. Don Hulse in 2006. He worked for a year in research with Dr. Loïc Déjardin at Michigan State University before completing a residency in small animal surgery at Tufts University in Massachusetts under the supervision of Randy Boudrieau and Mike Kowaleski.
January 2022If something goes wrong with small animal fractures, early recognition and proper management is important and can be crucial in order to win the game in face of a complication.