Donald A. Hulse, DVM, DACVS
Hip dysplasia is an abnormal development of the coxofemoral joint.
Osteochondritis dissecans OCD is a manifestation of osteochondrosis in which a flap of cartilage is lifted from the articular surface.
Dogs with strain of the supraspinatus tendon present with a chronic foreleg lameness, some dogs will exhibit periods of non weight bearing lameness.
For any fracture patient, the decision as to which stabilization system to apply is made by assessing the mechanical, biologic, and clinical factors that influence outcome. There are two mechanisms by which a fracture can be stabilized: (1) internal or external fixation and (2) formation of a biobuttress (biological buttress, callus).
Hip dysplasia is an abnormal development of the coxofemoral joint. The syndrome is characterized by subluxation or complete luxation of the femoral head in the younger patient while in the older patient mild to severe degenerative joint disease is present.
Management of articular cartilage lesions is based on the concept that providing blood with mesenchymal stem cell precursors access to the lesion encourages healing by formation of fibrocartilage. Several marrow stimulating techniques have been described to achieve this.