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Pedicle screw-rod fixation: a feasible treatment for dogs with severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis

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Title
Pedicle screw-rod fixation: a feasible treatment for dogs with severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis
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BMC Veterinary Research, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12917-015-0614-3
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Anna R. Tellegen, Nicole Willems, Marianna A. Tryfonidou, Björn P. Meij

Abstract

Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis is a common problem in large breed dogs. For severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis, conservative treatment is often not effective and surgical intervention remains as the last treatment option. The objective of this retrospective study was to assess the middle to long term outcome of treatment of severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis with pedicle screw-rod fixation with or without evidence of radiological discospondylitis. Twelve client-owned dogs with severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis underwent pedicle screw-rod fixation of the lumbosacral junction. During long term follow-up, dogs were monitored by clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, force plate analysis, and by using questionnaires to owners. Clinical evaluation, force plate data, and responses to questionnaires completed by the owners showed resolution (n = 8) or improvement (n = 4) of clinical signs after pedicle screw-rod fixation in 12 dogs. There were no implant failures, however, no interbody vertebral bone fusion of the lumbosacral junction was observed in the follow-up period. Four dogs developed mild recurrent low back pain that could easily be controlled by pain medication and an altered exercise regime. Pedicle screw-rod fixation offers a surgical treatment option for large breed dogs with severe degenerative lumbosacral stenosis with or without evidence of radiological discospondylitis in which no other treatment is available. Pedicle screw-rod fixation alone does not result in interbody vertebral bone fusion between L7 and S1.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 70 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 12 17%
Researcher 8 11%
Student > Master 7 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 4 6%
Other 11 16%
Unknown 22 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 28 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 4%
Computer Science 1 1%
Sports and Recreations 1 1%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 25 36%

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