New BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders out now
5 November 2018
The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders has been extensively revised and updated under the direction of a new editorial team.
Given the considerable evolution in the diagnosis, understanding and treatment options for many orthopaedic disorders, this second edition includes the investigation of lameness, including the use of force plates and kinematics, the current understanding of elbow dysplasia and the wide array of available treatment options, and diagnostic and surgical arthroscopy.
New, advanced surgical techniques, such as tibial osteotomy for cranial cruciate ligament disease, cementless total hip replacement for hip dysplasia and replacement of the trochlear sulcus for patellar luxation have been covered, together with guidance on the level of training and experience necessary to achieve consistently good results.
The manual is divided into four principle sections:
• Lameness investigation
• Musculoskeletal disorders
• Principles of orthopaedic surgery
• Management of specific disorders, ordered by individual joints.
The joint specific chapters all follow a similar format, comprising the main chapter and then, where relevant, imaging and operative techniques. Maintaining the clear, easy-to-pick-up-and-read style of the BSAVA manuals has been a priority of the editors, and many informative, quick reference images, figures and tables complement the text.
The editors said: “We feel privileged to have worked with such a broad range of talented authors whose combined international skills, knowledge and experience is impressive and very difficult to match. It has truly been a privilege to work with such a team of inspiring veterinary surgeons with expertise in various fields, and we are confident that the talent of each individual shines through their chapter”.