2nd Edition

Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders Self-Assessment Color Review 2nd Edition

Edited By Daniel Lewis, Sorrel Langley-Hobbs Copyright 2014
    304 Pages 600 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The practice of small animal orthopedics has advanced considerably in the 15 years since the publication of the first edition of Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Animal Orthopedics. Diagnostic procedures, instrumentation, implant systems, and surgical techniques have evolved and progressed considerably.

    This second edition of a trusted text keeps pace with the rapidly expanding practice of small animal orthopedics while embracing the developing fields of canine sports medicine and rehabilitative medicine. The newly titled Small Animal Orthopedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders: Self-Assessment Color Review, 2nd Edition is designed to facilitate active learning through a new selection of clinical case scenarios along with integrated questions and answers that help readers develop sound decision-making skills.

    This illustrative, self-directed educational tool disseminates essential information to veterinary students, interns, and residents in training as well as small animal practitioners with specific interests in orthopedics, canine sports medicine, and rehabilitative medicine. In response to feedback provided by readers of the original text, references have been provided for each question, allowing readers the opportunity to delve more deeply into the topic of focus.

    The book includes contributions from an international group of clinicians and investigators. Orthopedic surgeons, radiologists, internists, pathologists, neurologists, and anesthetists as well as veterinarians engaged in rehabilitative medicine have provided their diverse expertise and experience to make this text a comprehensive review of the expanding fields relating to small animal orthopedics.

    Classification of Cases
    Bone disease
    Cranial cruciate ligament disease
    Fracture classification
    Fracture complications
    Fracture management
    Gait analysis
    Hip dysplasia
    Implants and instruments
    Joint disease
    Limb deformity
    Rehabilitation and therapeutics
    Surgical approaches


    Dan Lewis is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a former President of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the recipient of the 2012 World Small Animal Veterinary Association-Hill’s Pet Mobility Award. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications. His special interests include musculoskeletal traumatology, fracture management and reconstructive orthopedic surgery with a focus on the utilization of circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation for fracture stabilization, deformity correction and limb salvage procedures.

    Sorrel Langley-Hobbs is a Professor in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Bristol. She was awarded the BSAVA Simon Award in 2012 for outstanding contributions in the field of small animal surgery. She is involved in all aspects of canine and feline orthopaedics but she has a particular interest in feline orthopaedics. She has published widely on various orthopaedics topics, and she has co-edited a textbook on Feline Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Disease in 2009 and Feline Soft Tissue and General Surgery in 2013. She is regularly invited to talk on orthopaedic topics to vets both in the UK and abroad. Current research interests include fractures of the feline patella and feline osteoporosis.

    "…it serves as a quick and concise review for multiple orthopedic and musculoskeletal diseases…"
    —Tisha A Harper, DVM, MS, DipACVS-SA, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for Doody's Review Service

    "This book would be excellent for revision for exams; for veterinary student, advanced practitioner and those just wanting to brush up on their knowledge …No veterinary student (or fully fledged vet) should be without a copy on their shelf."
    —Ryan J. T Davis, BVMS, MRCVS

    "The book covers all the major feline bone diseases, traumatic injuries and surgeries, with plenty of colour photographs and radiographs. The case-based presentation enables active learning and facilitates use as a revision tool. A reference list (by case number) suggests further reading for those wanting to know more. ... small portable book, useful to those sitting undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in small animal orthopaedics."
    —Ellie Marriott, BVSc MANZCVS, MRCVS, in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery