6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
- -orthopedic foundation of arthritic animals
- animals are so young, there is no way to know if they will develop DJD. It is best to have these animals sterilized at the same time
- -cruciate ligament tear
- clinical efficacy is unknown, must intervene at an early age, little long term evidence, not fully investigated
5 True/False questions
What do you expect to see on radiographs with hip dysplasia? → subluxation (decreased coverage of the femoral head by the acetabulum <50%)
What are the benefits and negatives of PennHIP? → += can certify as early as 8 weeks, more predictive of DJD
-= less well known, all films must be submitted, must submit more than one radiograph
Which surgical method has best results with smaller animals and is reserved for dogs that have severe DJD. Physical therapy is vital with this procedure.
C.THR → A
What are the advantages of using cementless THR versus cemented THR? → benefit- widely known by breeders, easy to perform (hip extended VD view), may screen animals and not submit the rads
negatives-must wait until 2 years old to certify animals, less predictive of DJD
Which surgical method is not performed in animals over 10-11months, or if there is any DJD, making the assumption that this therapy will prevent the dog from developing DJD?
C. THR → A