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Musculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedics

Section edited by Dr. Hayley Henderson

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. Certain postoperative wounds are recognised to be associated with more complications than others and may be termed high-risk. Wound healing can be particularly challenging following high-energy trauma where wo...

    Authors: Karen L. Perry, Lynda Rutherford, David M. R. Sajik and Mieghan Bruce

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:279

    Content type: Research article

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  2. New clinical oriented approaches are supported by the integration of advanced imaging techniques, e.g. computed tomography and magnetic resonance, with gross anatomy imaging. The interscapular region of the ca...

    Authors: Maurizio Longo, Silvia Clotilde Modina, Andrea Bellotti and Mauro Di Giancamillo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:249

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. Diagnostic imaging is essential to assess the lame patient; lesions of the elbow joint have traditionally been evaluated radiographically, however computed tomography (CT) has been suggested as a useful techni...

    Authors: A. Villamonte-Chevalier, H. van Bree, BJG Broeckx, W. Dingemanse, M. Soler, B. Van Ryssen and I. Gielen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:243

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Accelerometers are valid, practical and reliable tools for the measurement of habitual physical activity (PA). Quantification of PA in horses is desirable for use in research and clinical settings. The objecti...

    Authors: R. Morrison, D. G. M. Sutton, C. Ramsoy, N. Hunter-Blair, J. Carnwath, E. Horsfield and P. S. Yam

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:233

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The purpose of this study was to describe the normal appearance of the bony and soft tissue structures of the stifle joint of a Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) by low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and th...

    Authors: Alberto Arencibia, Mario Encinoso, José R. Jáber, Daniel Morales, Diego Blanco, Alejandro Artiles and José M. Vázquez

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:192

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Variations associated with sex, age, velocity, breed and body geometry should be considered in the determination of kinematic parameters for a gait considered normal.

    Authors: Luis G Faria, Sheila C Rahal, Felipe S Agostinho, Bruno W Minto, Lídia M Matsubara, Washington T Kano, Maira S Castilho and Luciane R Mesquita

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:294

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture is a very common cause of pelvic limb lameness in dogs. Few studies, using objective and validated outcome evaluation methods, have been published to evaluate long-term ...

    Authors: Sari H Mölsä, Heli K Hyytiäinen,, Anna K Hielm-Björkman and Outi M Laitinen-Vapaavuori

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10:266

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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