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Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson and Tillie Cryer

The musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics section considers research that addresses the etiology and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in veterinary patients. This includes, but not limited to, studies on therapeutic strategies, surgery, diagnostic imaging, genetics and genomics, epidemiology, anatomical studies, and comparative orthopedic studies. 

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  1. Axial osteitis of the proximal sesamoid bones and desmitis of the intersesamoidean ligament has been described in Friesian horses as well as in other breeds. The objectives of this study were to review the out...

    Authors: Harold Brommer, Margreet Voermans, Stefanie Veraa, Antoon JM van den Belt, Annette van der Toorn, Margreet Ploeg, Andrea Gröne and Willem Back

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:272

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Inclined or slippery surfaces and various other types of obstacles are common demands in our environment. Dogs with impaired locomotion might have difficulties to manage rough terrain. Gait analyses using forc...

    Authors: Therese Strasser, Christian Peham and Barbara A Bockstahler

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:241

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Hybrid external fixation (HEF) is an emerging technique for fracture stabilization in veterinary orthopedics, but its use has been reported in few papers in the veterinary literature. The linear and circular e...

    Authors: María Jiménez-Heras, Gian Luca Rovesti, Gianluca Nocco, Massimo Barilli, Paolo Bogoni, Emilio Salas-Herreros, Matteo Armato, Francesco Collivignarelli, Federico Vegni and Jesus Rodríguez-Quiros

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:189

    Content type: Methodology article

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  4. Free-range housing, in which pigs have access to both indoor and outdoor areas, is mandatory in organic pig production in Europe, but little is known about the effects of this housing on joint health in pigs. ...

    Authors: Pernille Engelsen Etterlin, Bjørnar Ytrehus, Nils Lundeheim, Eva Heldmer, Julia Österberg and Stina Ekman

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:208

    Content type: Research article

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  5. A significant heritability has been documented for articular osteochondrosis. Selection against osteochondrosis has historically been based on macroscopic evaluation, but as computed tomography (CT) now is use...

    Authors: Kristin Olstad, Jørgen Kongsro, Eli Grindflek and Nils I Dolvik

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:212

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Lameness is a common problem in modern swine husbandry. It causes welfare problems in affected pigs as well as financial problems for farmers. To minimize these negative consequences of lameness, new treatment...

    Authors: Ellen Meijer, Maarten Oosterlinck, Arie van Nes, Willem Back and Franz Josef van der Staay

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:193

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Ultrasonography can be used anywhere and allows rapid, noninvasive differentiation of soft tissue structures of the musculoskeletal system. The objectives of this study were to describe the ultrasonographic ap...

    Authors: Pryscilla VR Gonçalves, Luiz AF Silva, Luiz H Silva, Ana Paula A Costa, Nathalia Bragato, Julio R Cardoso, Johann Kofler and Naida C Borges

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:102

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) is one of the most important stifle injuries and a common cause of lameness in dogs. Our objective was to measure the vertical forces in the pads of Pitbulls with crani...

    Authors: Alexandre Navarro Alves Souza, Angelica Cecilia Tatarunas and Julia Maria Matera

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:51

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Gait evaluation is difficult in pigs, especially when objective and quantitative data are needed, thus little research has been conducted in this species. There is considerable experience, however, with object...

    Authors: Ellen Meijer, Christian P Bertholle, Maarten Oosterlinck, Franz Josef van der Staay, Willem Back and Arie van Nes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:37

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is a substantial paucity of studies concerning musculoskeletal injuries in harness Standardbred racehorses. Specifically, little is known about the epidemiology of exercise-related musculoskeletal injuri...

    Authors: Andrea Bertuglia, Michela Bullone, Federica Rossotto and Mauro Gasparini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:11

    Content type: Research article

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  11. A recent study investigated the therapeutic response of dogs afflicted by hip osteoarthritis when evaluating therapeutic modalities compared to a negative (placebo) control group. Authors suggested a placebo e...

    Authors: Maxim Moreau, Bertrand Lussier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier and Eric Troncy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:260

    Content type: Correspondence

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  12. There are several factors that can affect the fatigue life of a bone plate, including the mechanical properties of the plate and the complexity of the fracture. The position of the screws can influence constru...

    Authors: Peini Chao, Bryan P Conrad, Daniel D Lewis, MaryBeth Horodyski and Antonio Pozzi

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:125

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In many pre-clinical studies of cartilage tissue, it has been generally assumed that the major difference of the tissue between the species is the tissue thickness, which is related to the size of the animal i...

    Authors: Norazian Kamisan, Sangeetha Vasudevaraj Naveen, Raja Elina Ahmad and Kamarul Tunku

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:62

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:136