Interlocking Nail Fracture Fixation and the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis in Dogs and Cats

Interlocking nail (ILN) fracture fixation is often considered the gold standard for the repair of many types of fracture configurations by human and veterinary surgeons. The procedure utilizes a large intramedullary rod through which interlocking bolts are placed distally and proximally on a long bone (Figures 1 & 2 ). It is typically used in humeral, femoral, and tibial fracture repair. Figure 1: Lateral radiographs of a right comminuted femoral fracture in a…

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Collaborative Care in Ophthalmology: it’s so much more than eyeballs!

Working within a multi-specialty hospital provides a fantastic opportunity for collaborative care, with numerous benefits to the patient, their owners, and our valued referral partners. Over the past five years, the Ophthalmology Services team has strengthened its relationships with a few departments to provide the highest quality collaborative care. Here’s why this is so important. Anesthesia & Pain Management: The most common type of patient with ocular disease is brachycephalic. These patients need individualized anesthetic…

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Adventures in Pathology: Diagnose the Abdominal Mass in This Dog

Diagnose the Abdominal Mass in This Dog Read this presenting complaint and history below, evaluate the slides and make your diagnosis.  Presenting Complaint and History An 11-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever mix was presented to the MedVet Mandeville Internal Medicine team with a history of a single bout of vomiting. An abdominal ultrasound revealed four mixed echogenic masses in the left and right abdomen, which did not have any appreciable connection to specific organs.

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