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One of the most consistently popular features of The Canadian Veterinary Journal is the “Quiz Corner.” As “homage” to that fine feature and in a blatant attempt to cash in on its popularity, we proudly present the first “Orthopedic Quiz Corner!”
A 4-month-old cocker spaniel pup is presented for acute left front limb lameness after jumping off the owner’s bed. There is pain and crepitance on flexion of the elbow. The most likely diagnosis in this case is:
Why are spaniels predisposed to the above injury?
A 6-month-old miniature poodle with a medially luxating patella that is found to be luxated on examination but can be reduced temporarily with the stifle in extension, is best described as having what grade of patellar luxation?
A 45-kg Labrador retriever with a severely comminuted femoral fracture could best be treated with what fracture fixation technique?
Which of the following has NOT been implicated as a possible causative factor in canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture?
A 7-kg, 9-month-old, neutered male, indoor cat is presented with an acute lameness of the right rear leg. Physical examination reveals crepitance and pain in the coxofemoral joint and radiographs demonstrate a capital physeal fracture. Which of the following has NOT been implicated as a possible predisposing factor in these fractures?
In which breeds of dogs would cast stabilization be an acceptable treatment for a distal radius and ulna fracture?
Inappropriate use of cerclage wires in fracture repair can impede fracture healing by:
Loosening of external fixation pins at the bone/pin interface is the most common complication encountered with external skeletal fixation. The frequency of this problem can be reduced by:
The majority of cranial cruciate ligament ruptures are the result of a degenerative process in the stifle. Consequently, the likelihood that the contralateral cruciate ligament will eventually be affected by the process is:
(See p. 207 for answers./Voir les réponses à la page 207.)
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