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Lasers: Applications for therapeutic use

September 1, 2011

Answers to frequently asked questions you need to know.

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Patella luxation (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The patella is a type A (primary function is articulation) sesamoid bone located in the tendon of insertion of the quadraceps muscles. The origins of the quadriceps muscles are the proximal femur and immediately cranial to the acetabulurn (rectus femoris m.). The quadriceps m. follows a straight line, by necessity, to its insertion at the tibial crest.

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Management of degenerative joint disease (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The best treatment for degenerative joint disease is prevention, by removing the inciting cause before DJD is established if at all possible (TPO, JPS, cruciate stabilization, patella stabilization, etc.) Irreversible changes of DJD (visible in the form or periarticular osteophytes) are present by 28 days after the cause is present.

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Canine hip dysplasia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

CHD has been called inherited, a developmental disease, and most accurately in the author's opinion, a "moderately heritable disease". CHD is a multifactorial disease with part of its cause being from genetic influences (estimated at 25%-80%) and part from environmental influences.

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Juvenile bone and joint diseases: large dogs, rear legs; and small dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

OCD of the hock occurred bilaterally in 42% of the reported cases. The lateral trochlear ridge is involved in 25% of the cases and the medial trochlear ridge in 75% of the cases.

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Idea Exchange: Sack pricey slings by making your own

August 1, 2011

These D.I.Y. slings can help your patients with limited mobility.

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Endoscopy & cats—the places we can go (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Endoscopy is a wonderful diagnostic tool that allows exploration and biopsies of areas without invasive surgery. Given the option, many clients may prefer endoscopy instead of surgery. What types of cases are suited to endoscopy? How do you prepare a cat for endoscopy?

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Superficial cosmetic surgery and wound healing (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

This text is not intended to cover each and every aspect relating to wounds presented in veterinary medicine. It is, however, designed as a simplified handbook, which will assist members of the veterinary medical team in properly assessing patients and their wounds.

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Arthrocentensis: practical and valuable (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Synovial membrane lines all diarthrodial joints. Synoviocytes are macrophage like cells which phagocytize foreign materials and produce synovial fluid which contains the two lubricants hyaluronic acid and polysulfated glycosaminoglycans. The normal synovial membrane is a poor filter, allowing all components of blood into the joint fluid except cells, platelets, and large molecules such as fibrinogen.

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