01718-A: Preventing Osteoarthritis after Elbow Dysplasia Surgery

Grant Status: Closed

Grant Amount: $11,579.63
Ursula Krotscheck, DVM; Cornell University
March 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013

Sponsor(s): Estate of Christine Vachuska, National Amateur Retriever Club

Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease
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Project Summary

This grant tested the efficacy of a new bone plate on relieving pressure within the elbow joint of dogs. This is the first step in determining whether or not this plate is effective in relieving the pressure within the elbow in dogs with elbow arthritis. We tested both normal and incongruent joints ex vivo. Analysis of our data shows that this plate may relieve the pressure within the elbow of dogs with an incongruity, whereas no significant changes were noted within the normal elbows. Studies in clinically affected dogs are indicated.


McConkey, M. J., Valenzano, D. M., Wei, A., Li, T., Thompson, M. S., Mohammed, H. O., … Krotscheck, U. (2016). Effect of the Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy on Intra-Articular Pressure Distribution and Contact Mechanics of Congruent and Incongruent Canine Elbows Ex Vivo. Veterinary Surgery, 45(3), 347–355. https://doi.org/10.1111/vsu.12456

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