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27 Jun 2020

Efficacy and Safety of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

I found an article that I LOVE!  This time, it’s all about Shockwave.  I know I’ve seen a number of discussions come up in regards to shockwave units, companies, results, methods, etc., so when this article popped across my screen, I quickly downloaded it with the intention of sharing it! Schmitz C, Császár NB, Milz S, et al. Efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for orthopedic conditions: a systematic review on studies listed in the PE... More

20 Jun 2020

Just a bunch of research articles related to IVDD surgery

I’ve collected a number of research articles that I think the conclusion is the best part, or the only part we need to know as rehab professionals.  So here goes! 1.Upchurch DA, Renberg WC, Turner HS, McLellan JG. Effect of Duration and Onset of Clinical Signs on Short-Term Outcome of Dogs with Hansen Type I Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disc Extrusion. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2020;33(3):161‐166. Delay from initial clinical signs of intervertebral disc extrusion to surge... More

13 Jun 2020

Rehab after surgery for canine thoracolumbar disc herniation

In searching through some research articles recently, the following paper caught my eye. Jeong IS, Piao Z, Rahman MM, Kim S, Kim NS. Canine thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation and rehabilitation therapy after surgical decompression: A retrospective study. J Adv Vet Anim Res. 2019;6(3):394‐402.  Objective:  Outcomes of surgical decompression for Intervertebral Disc Herniation (IVDH) WITH rehab and WITHOUT rehab. Materials & Methods: 96 dogs in the rehab gro... More

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