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12
Aug 2012

About My Summer so far!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

So, this tardy little blog is simply about what is going on in my life!  I don’t journal, I don’t go out drinking with friends… so you folks are it!  You’ll have to ‘listen’ to it all – or click away now!   I am swamp...
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01
Aug 2012

Rehab of the CCL Tightrope Technique

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

The question:How do we deal with rehabbing dogs following Tightrope repairs for cranial cruciate ligament laxity? For years, I had always told people that it matters very little WHICH technique was utilized to repair a CCL tear when it comes to post-op rehab.  “A ...
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25
Jul 2012

Iliopsoas and the sporting dog!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

QUESTIONHi Laurie,I wanted to ask you a Q if you have a moment to answer.I don’t see many sporting dogs typically but I’m getting a run of these with what looks like iliopsoas tenderness. History:Intermittent lameness with excessive exercise, responsive to rest b...
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18
Jul 2012

Staying Motivated & Productivity Management of Self!

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Any great accomplishment does not happen overnight!  There is no such thing as an overnight success.  Rome was not built in a day!  Etc. Etc.Today’s’ topic is all about creating an action plan to achieve something big by taking baby steps!  I have ...
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06
Jul 2012

Your Comments - TMJ & Bracing

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

June TMJ CommentsSo funny to mention TMJ for the month of May!I had a case as well, a cat from Bide-A-Wee rescue group that had it’s jaw wired for a period of time by our dentist, Dr. XXXXX.  As cat’s are not as cooperative as our dog patients, I did gonio measur...
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22
Jun 2012

To Brace or Not to Brace?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

There is always a hot debate on whether or not to brace an ACL-deficient knee or not.  Right up front, I will tell you that I am not a supporter of bracing dogs with cruciate tears – outside of unforeseen circumstances.  Here is what I found in regards to bracing ...
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06
Jun 2012

TMJ Month

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

Hi folks!  Last month was crazy busy for me, and while it was wonderful to get to see and meet so many of you while lecturing & teaching, boy, it was a little exhausting.  But… enough about that!Last month I saw 3 dogs all with TMJ (temporomandibular joint) i...
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30
May 2012

My 2012 Favourite Textbook List

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

I am regularly asked about my favourite text books.  So I have come up with a list of my favourites - and ones to make note of!  I am a textbook junkie and my office walls are lined with books - so this is not an exhaustive list by any means, but the ones that I think a...
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16
May 2012

The Underwater Treadmill Question

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

The UWT Question… QUESTION:I am looking into starting my own rehab practice within a referral/emergency hospital. We are debating on whether the purchase of an UWTM is necessary to have or not. All of the local competitors have them. I figure that you can rehab dogs j...
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07
May 2012

Patellar Desmitis or Tendinopathy?

by Laurie Edge-Hughes

‘Patellar desmitis’ has been confirmed by ultrasonic investigation following tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) and tibial tubercle advancement (TTA) surgeries.  It is suspected that the thickening is due to the increased stress on the patellar ligament.&n...
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