Evaluation After Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy: A Guide for the General Practitioner
An understanding of the potential complications following TPLO surgery can help guide therapy and enable improved client counseling.
TPLO is one of the most commonly recommended and most successful surgical procedures for CCLR. Mild routine complications may be handled by the general practitioner; however, with regard to more severe complications, it is important to know when a patient should be referred back to the orthopedic surgeon or to a rehabilitation specialist.
Multimodal Pain Management for Canine Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis treatment aims to delay disease progression, decrease inflammation, and ultimately improve the patient’s quality of life.
OA is common in dogs. Management involves multiple modalities and must be tailored to each patient and its owner.
MYOS RENS Announces Publication of Clinical Study on Recovery in Dogs Following TPLO Surgery
100-Dog Study Showed that Dogs Receiving Fortetropin® Experienced Reduced Muscle Loss and Improved Recovery
A landmark clinical study shows that dogs receiving Fortetropin® experienced reduced muscle loss and improved recovery from TPLO surgery.
Dr. Amy Kapatkin Named President of Leading National Orthopedic Organization
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS has been named the first woman and the first veterinarian to be president of AO North America (AONA), a national organization that is focused on musculoskeletal education for physicians and veterinarians.
Nutrition and Canine Osteoarthritis: What Do We Know?
Can the New Zealand green-lipped mussel be useful in treating dogs suffering with osteoarthritis? The (research) jury is still out. While there is no known cure for degenerative joint disease, there are nutritional approaches that can play an important role in helping your patients with OA.
Spaying and Neutering Larger Dogs May Cause Obesity, Orthopedic Problems
“For years, we’ve been taught that spaying or neutering your dog is part of being a responsible pet owner, but there really are advantages and disadvantages to consider when making that decision,” explains the study’s lead author.
Innovative Tools and Insights on Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats Presented at WSAVA
Zoetis presented data and shared innovative tools and insights into osteoarthritis (OA) pain control at the 2019 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Conference in Toronto, Canada, from July 16-19, 2019.
Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Arthritic Pets
Managing osteoarthritis, particularly in pets with excess weight, is not new to the veterinary profession; however, we found several opportunities exist to improve the care these affected pets receive. Quality medical management of OA requires a multi-faceted diagnostic and treatment plan—a combination of diagnostic testing, multi-modal pain management, and weight management must be considered to most effectively improve patient outcomes.
Yorkshire Terrier’s Leg Bones Regrown by UC Davis Surgeons Following a Severe Nonunion Fracture
UC Davis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Kapatkin uses bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to regrow the bones in the leg of a Yorkshire Terrier against great odds.