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Cementless total hip replacement in an alpaca.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19573058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To report management of a chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in an alpaca using cementless total hip replacement (THR).
STUDY DESIGN: Case report.
ANIMAL: An 18-month-old, 47 kg alpaca male.
METHODS: Cementless THR was performed in an alpaca with a chronic, right SCFE, and secondary osteoarthritis. Force plate gait analysis was performed before and 8 weeks after surgery. Outcome was determined through clinical evaluation, radiography, and force plate gait analysis.
RESULTS: Cementless THR resulted in marked improvement in the alpaca's comfort level, degree of lameness, and range of motion. On preoperative force plate gait analysis there was decreased contact time (P=.01) and vertical impulse (P<.01) of the affected limb, whereas at 8 weeks postoperatively significant differences in gait analysis between pelvic limbs were not apparent.
CONCLUSION: THR using a BioMedtrix canine cementless modular prosthesis restored hip function in an alpaca with coxofemoral osteoarthritis from chronic SCFE.
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: THR may be an appropriate treatment for selected traumatic and degenerative conditions of the coxofemoral joint in alpacas.
Kyla F Ortved; Ursula Krotscheck; Samantha A Collins; Jeremy J Rawlinson; Jonathan Dyce
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary surgery : VS     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1532-950X     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-03     Completed Date:  2009-11-04     Revised Date:  2011-04-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113214     Medline TA:  Vet Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  583-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cornell University Hospital for Animals and Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods,  veterinary*
Camelids, New World*
Hip Prosthesis / veterinary*
Osteoarthritis, Hip / surgery,  veterinary

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