New Implanted Prosthetic Limb Surgery Gives Orthopedic Surgeons Options
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It started with some research on how to correct eyelid agenesis, a congenital defect that causes patients to be born without upper eyelids. Then came practice on cadaver cats, followed by the real thing: the delicate surgery. This month, the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) reported the success of the corrective surgery, not only for its veterinary ophthalmology team but also for a 9-month-old female domestic shorthair cat named Billie.
Pulmonic stenosis can impact canine breeds with relatively broad, short skulls, such as bulldogs, terriers, Samoyeds, and Labrador retrievers, according to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Luckily for one patient, there was help. A team from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF) successfully performed a surgery normally performed on young human patients with pulmonic stenosis on a two-year-old male Havanese, UF announced on May 25.
Veterinary students who play video games might actually be setting themselves up for better performances during laparoscopic surgery, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Injectable Bone-Repair Solution Studied as Alternative to Surgery
AAHA is aiming the spotlight at veterinary surgery education with its upcoming “AAHA Live Surgery Suite” at the 2013 Yearly Conference in Phoenix, Ariz. During the conference, surgical procedures will be shown live on a massive screen while panels of experts educate the audience.
Researchers from the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and Nutrition services and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery department at the university's School of Medicine have identified a breakthrough treatment for a subpopulation of dogs with Megaesophagus (ME) . They have also identified a defect of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) as a potential treatable cause of ME. An oral abstract was presented on Oct. 20 at the American College of Veterinary Radiation Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando.
Redirection of Blood Vessels May Cure Congenital Condition