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Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, 5th Edition

By M. Joseph Bojrab, Don Ray Waldron, James P. Toombs
October 2014Current-Techniques-in-Small-Animal-Surgery,-5th-Edition
Current Techniques in Small Animal Surgery, Fifth Edition provides current information regarding surgical techniques from the perspective of clinicians who are performing specific procedures on a regular basis. It is intended to be concise, well illustrated, and reflective of the writer’s experience, both good and bad. The emphasis with this volume is technique. The pathophysiologic priniciples and applications are covered in the companion volume, Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, Third Edition. These two books are regarded by most practitioners and students as being a two-volume set.

  • Serves as a practical compendium of all major small animal surgical techniques
  • Features over 1,500 black-and-white line drawings and clinical halftones depicting specific techniques in all body regions
  • Includes over 50 detailed algorithms designed to guide the student or practitioner in effective decision making
  • Contains chapters authored by expert clinicians with long experience performing individual techniques
  • Covers the techniques for which the pathophysiologic background is presented in the companion volume, Mechanisms of Disease in Small Animal Surgery, Third Edition

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1: Soft Tissue
Section A. Surgical Principles
Chapter 1
Selection and Use of Currently Available Suture Materials and Needles; Daniel D. Smeak
Chapter 2: Bandaging and Drainage Techniques
Bandaging Open Wounds; Mark W. Bohling and Steven F. Swaim
Wound Drainage Techniques; Mark W. Bohling and Steven F. Swaim
Chapter 3: Electrosurgery and Laser Surgery
Electrosurgical Techniques; Robert B. Parker
Radiofrequency; A.D. Elkins
Laser Surgery; Kenneth E. Bartels
Chapter 4
Oncologic Surgery; Earl Calfee
Chapter 5
Tumor Biopsy Principles and Techniques; Nicole Ehrhart, Steven J.Withrow, & Susan M. Larue
Chapter 6
Supplemental Oxygen Delivery and Feeding Tube Techniques
Nasal, Nasopharyngeal, Nasoesophageal, Nasotracheal, Nasogastric, and Nasoenteric Tubes: Insertion and Use; Dennis T. Crowe, Jr. & Jennifer Devey
Esophagostomy Tube Placement and Use; Dennis T. Crowe, Jr. & Jennifer Devey
Use of Jejunostomy and Enterostomy Tubes; Chad Devitt and Howard B. Seim , III
Chapter 7
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Endosurgery; Lynnetta J. Freeman & James E. Bailey
Thoracoscopy; Eric Monnet
Arthroscopy; Kurt S. Schulz
Chapter 8
Microvascular Surgical Instrumentation and Application; Otto L. Lanz & Daniel A. Degner
Chapter 9
Pain Management in the Small Animal Patiens; Stephanie H. Berry & Richard V. Broadstone
Section B. Nervous System and Organs of Special Sense
Chapter 10: Nervous System
Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors; Daniel M. Brehm
Peripheral Nerve Biopsy; John H. Rossmeisl, Jr.
Chapter 11: Muscle Biopsy; John H. Rossmeisl, Jr.
Chapter 12: Eye
Surgery of the Eyelids; Phillip Pickett
Surgery of the Conjunctiva and Cornea; Jamie J. Schorling and Ian P. Herring
Imbrication Technique for Replacement of Prolapsed 3rd Eyelid Gland; Stacey Andrew
Enucleation and Orbital Exenteration; Ian P. Herring
Chapter 13: Ear
Suture Technique for Repair of Aural Hematoma; Paul E. Cechner
Sutureless Technique for Repair of Aural Hematoma; M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
External Ear Canal
Treatment of Otitis Externa; M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Vertical Ear Canal Ablation; M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Total Ear Canal Ablation and Lateral Bulla; Daniel D. Smeak
Ventral Bulla Osteotomy; David E. Holt
Section C. Digestive System
Chapter 14: Oral cavity
Exodontic Therapy; Mark M. Smith
Repair of Cleft Palate; Eric R. Pope and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Repair of Oronasal Fistulas; Eric R. Pope and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Maxillectomy and Premaxilectomy; William S. Dernell, Peter D. Schwarz, and Stephen J. Withrow
Mandibulectomy; William S. Dernell, Peter D. Schwarz, and Stephen J. Withrow
Surgery of the Tongue, Lips, and Cheek; Laura D. Dvorak and Earl F. Calfee III
Chapter 15: Pharynx
Cricopharyngeal Dysphagia; Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Oropharyngeal Polyps in Cats; Jacqueline R. Davidson
Chapter 16: Salivary Glands; Michael D. King and Don R. Waldron
Chapter 17: Esophagus
Management of Esophageal Foreign Bodies; Michael S. Leib and Don R. Waldron
Esophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair; Ronald M. Bright
Chapter 18: Exploratory Ceiliotomy; Harry W. Booth, Jr.
Chapter 19: Stomach
Principles of Gastric and Pyloric Surgery; Maria A. Fahie
Gastrotomy; Maria A. Fahie
Gastrectomy; Maria A. Fahie
Partial-Thickness Resection via Gastrotomy Incision; Maria A. Fahie
Y – U Antral Flap Pyloroplasty; Maria A. Fahie
Billroth 1(Gastroduadenostomy); Maria A. Fahie
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus; Jacqueline R. Davidson
Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: Surgical Treatment; Amelia M. Simpson
Incisional Gastropexy; Douglas M. MacCoy
Circumcostal Gastropexy; Gary W. Ellison
Laparoscopic Gastropexy Technique; Don R. Waldron
Chapter 20: Intestines
Enterotomy; Gary W. Ellison
Intestinal Resection and Anastomosis; Gary W. Ellison
Subtotal Colectomy in the Cat; Ron M. Bright
Surgery of the Colon and Rectum; Brian T. Huss
Management of Rectal Prolapse; Mark H. Engen
Anal Sac Removal; Roy F. Barnes and Sandra Manfra Marretta
Nonsurgical Management of Perianal Fistulas; Dean Fillipowicz
Excisional Techniques for Perianal Fistulas; Gary W. Ellison
Chapter 21: Liver, Biliary System, Pancreas
Hepatobiliary Surgery; Robert A. Martin and Michael D. King
Congenital Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs and Cats; Karen M. Tobias
Cellophane Banding of Portosystemic Shunts; Geraldine B. Hunt
Pancreatic Surgery; Elizabeth M. Hardie
Surgery and Pancreatitis; James M. Fingeroth
Chapter 22: Diaphragm
Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia; Jamie R. Bellah
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias; Jamie R. Bellah
Chapter 23: Peritoneum and Abdominal Wall
Closure of Abdominal Incisions; Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Closed Peritoneal Drainage; Giselle Hosgood
Omentum as a Surgical Tool; Giselle Hosgood
Section D. Respiratory System
Chapter 24: Nasal Cavity
Resection of the Nasal Planum; Rodney C. Straw
Rhinotomy Techniques; Cheryl S. Hedlund
Chapter 25: Larynx
Brachycephalic Syndrome; Cheryl S. Hedlund
Treatment of Laryngeal Paralysis with Unilateral Cricoarytenoid Laryngoplasty (a form of Arytenoid Laterlization; Thomas R. LaHue
Chapter 26: Trachea
Treatment of Tracheal Collapse; Ring Prosthesis Technique; H. Phil Hobson
Treatment of Tracheal Collapse with Intraluminal Stenting; Charles Chick W. C. Weisse
Tracheal Resection and Anastomosis; Roger B. Fingland
Permanent Tracheostomy; Cheryl S. Hedlund
Chapter 27: Lung and Thoracic Cavity
Thoracic Approaches; Dianne Dunning
Pulmonary Surgical Techniques; Dianne Dunning
Thoracic Drainage; Dennis T. Crowe and Jennifer Devey
Chapter 28: Thoracic Wall
Thoracic Wall Neoplasia; Dennis E. Olsen
Management of Flail Chest; Dennis E. Olsen
Section E. Urogenital System
Chapter 29: Kidney and Ureter
Nephrectomy; Eberhard Rosin (Deceased)
Nephrotomy; Nancy Zimmerman-Pope and Michael D. King
Nephroliths and Ureteroliths in Cats; S. Kathleen Salisbury
Extracorporal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy; India F. Lane
Laser Lithotripsy for Treatment of Canine Urolithiasis; Ellen B. Davidson-Dominick
Renal Transplantation; Lillian R. Aronson
Ectopic Ureter; Mary A. McLoughlin
Chapter 30: Urinary Bladder
Cystotomy and Cystectomy; Elizabeth Arnold Stone and Andrew E. Kyles
Cystostomy Tube Placement; Julie D. Smith
Colposuspension for Urinary Incontinence; Elizabeth Arnold Stone
Chapter 31: Urethra
Surgical Management of Urethral Calculi in the Dog; Don R. Waldron
Canine Scrotal Urethrostomy; Daniel D. Smeak
Perineal Urethrostomy in the Cat; M. Joseph Bojrab and Georghe M. Constatinescu
Prepubic Urethrostomy in the Cat; Richard A. S. White
Management of Urethral Trauma; Jamie R. Bellah
Surgical Treatment of Urethral Prolapse in Male Dogs; John A. Kirsch and J. G. Hauptman
Chapter 32: Prostate
Surgery of the Prostate; Clarence A. Rawlings
Use of Omentum in Prostatic Drainage; Richard A. S. White
Chapter 33: Uterus
Prepubertal Ovariohysterectomy; Lisa M. Howe
Ovariohysterectomy; Roger B. Fingland and Don R.Waldron
Laparoscopic Ovariohysterectomy; Robert Hancock
Cesarean Section: Traditional Approach; Curtis W. Probst and Trevor N. Bebchuck
Cesarean Section by Ovariohysterectomy; Holly S. Mullen
Chapter 34: Vagina and Vulva
Surgical Treatment of Vaginal and Vulvar Masses; Ghery D. Pettit
Episioplasty; Dale E. Bjorling
Episiotomy; Roy F. Barnes and Sandra Manfra – Maretta
Chapter 35: Testicles
Prepubertal Castration; Lisa M. Howe
Orchiectomy of Descended and Retained Testicles in the Dog and Cat; Stephen W. Crane
Chapter 36: Penis and Prepuce
Surgical Procedures of the Penis; H. Phil Hobson
Section F. Endocrine System
Chapter 37: Endocrine System
Adrenalectomy; Stephen D. Gilson, Lillian Brady Rizzo, and Akito Mitsui
Thyroidectomy in the Dog and Cat; Stephen J. Birchard
Section G. Hernias
Chapter 38: Hernias
Incisional Hernia Repair; Daniel D. Smeak
Inguinal Hernia Repair in the Dog; Paul W. Dean, M. Joseph Bojrab, and Georghe M. Constantinescu
Perineal Hernia Repair in the Dog; F. A. Mann, Georghe M.Constantinescu, and Mark A. Anderson
Prepubic Hernia Repair; Daniel D. Smeak
Section H. Integument
Chapter 39: Onychectomy; Jonathon M. Miller and Don R. Waldron
Chapter 40: Mastectomy Techniques; H. J. Harvey and Jonathon M. Miller
Chapter 41: Skin Grafting and Reconstruction Techniques
Skin Grafting Techniques; Michael M. Pavletic
Mesh Skin Grafting; Eric R. Pope
Microsurgical Reconstruction Applications; J. David Fowler
Paw and Distal Limb Salvage and Reconstructive Techniques; Mark W. Bohling and Stephen F. Swaim
Section I. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic
Chapter 42: Heart and Great Vessels
Conventional Ligation of Patent Ductus Arteriosus; Eric Monnet
Surgical Correction of Pulmonic Stenosis; Jill E. Sackman and D. J. Krahwinkel,Jr.
Interventional Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease; Jonathan Abbott
Surgical Correction of Persistent Right Aortic Arch; Gary W. Ellison
Surgical Treatment of Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Neoplasia; John Berg
Chapter 43: Lymphatics and Lymph Nodes
Surgical Management of Chylothorax; Mary Ann Radlinsky
Transdiaphragmatic Approach to Thoracic Duct Ligation in Cats; Robert A. Martin
Lymph Node Biopsy; Mary Ann Radlinsky
Chapter 44: Spleen
Surgery of the Spleen; Dale E. Bjorling
Section J. Exotic Species
Chapter 45: Surgical Techniques in Small Exotic Animals
Surgery of Pet Ferrets; Neal L. Beeber
Anal Sac Resection in the Ferret; James E. Creed
Soft Tissue Surgery in Reptiles; Steve J. Mehler and R. Avery Bennett
Abdominal Surgery of Pet Rabbits; Cathy A. Johnson-Delaney
Section K. Axial Skeleton
Chapter 46: Skull and Mandible
Surgical Repair of Fractures of the Mandible and Maxilla; Mauricio Dujowich
Acrylic Pin Splint External Skeletal Fixators for Mandibular Fractures; Dennis N. Aron
Chapter 47: Cervical Spine
Cervical Disc Fenestration; M. Joseph Bojrab
Ventral Slot Decompression for Treatment of Cervical Intervertebral Disc Herniation; Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker
Treatment of Caudal Cervical Spondylomyelopathy in Large Breed Dogs; Kenneth A. Bruecker
Surgical Treatment of Atlantoaxial Instability; K. S. Schulz
Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Cervical Spine; Karen L. Kline and Kenneth A. Bruecker  
Chapter 48: Thoracolumbar and Sacral Spine
Lateral Intervertebral Disc Fenestration; James A. Creed and Daniel J. Yurraspe
Prophylactic Thoracolumbar Disc Fenestration Through a Ventral Approach; M. Joseph Bojrab
Hemilaminectomy of the Cranial Thoracic Region; James A. Biggart
Hemilaminectomy of the Caudal Thoracic and Lumbar Spine; Karl A. Kraus and John M. Weih
Modified Dorsal Laminectomy for Thoracolumbar Disc Disease; Eric J. Trotter
Surgical Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome; Guy B. Tarvin and Timothy M. Lenehan
Surgical Treatment of Fractures / Dislocations of theThoracolumbar and Sacral Spine; Kenneth A. Bruecker and Karen L. Kline
Section L. Fracture Fixation Techniques and Bone Grafting
Chapter 49: Fixation with Pins and Wires
Application of Cerclage and Hemi-cerclage Wires; Sharon C. Kerwin
Application of Steinmann Pins and K-Wires; Sharon C. Kerwin
Application of Tension Band Fixation; Karl H. Kraus
Interlocking Nails; Kenneth Johnson
Chapter 50: Fixation with Screws and Bone Plates
Application of Cortical and Cancellous Screws as Lag Screws or Positional Screws; Brian Beale
Application of Bone Plates in Compression,Neutralization, or Buttress Mode; Daniel A. Koch
SOP Plate Fixation; Karl A. Kraus and Malcolm G. Ness
Chapter 51: Plate-Rod Fixation
Application of Plate-Rod Constructs for Fixation Management of Complex Shaft Fractures; Donald A. Hulse
Chapter 52: External Skeletal Fixation
Basic Principles for External Fixation; James P. Toombs
Application of the Acrylic and Pin External Fixator (APEF); James P. Toombs and Erik L. Egger
Application of the Securos External Fixator; Karl H. Kraus
Application of the IMEX- SK External Fixator; James P. Toombs
Application of Ring Fixators; Daniel D. Lewis and James P. Farese
Application of Hybrid Constructs; Robert M. Radasch
Chapter 53: Bone Grafts and Implants
Harvesting and Application of Cancellous Bone Autografts; James P. Toombs
Collection of Corticocancellous Bone Graft from the Canine Ilium Using an Acetabular Reamer; Colin W. Sereda and Daniel D. Lewis
Harvesting, Storage, and Application of Cortical Allografts; Kenneth R. Sinibaldi
Distraction Osteogenesis as an Alternative to Bone Grafting; Nicole Ehrhart
Section M. Appendicular Skeleton – Thoracic Limb
Chapter 54: Scapula and Shoulder Joint
Repair of Scapular Fractures; Randy Willer
Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Luxations; Kent Talcott
Surgical Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans Of The Shoulder; Dean R. Gahring
Surgical Treatment of Biceps Brachi Tendon Injury; James L. Cook
Excision Arthroplasty of the Glenoid Rim and Humeral Head; Donald L. Piermattei
Arthrodesis of the Shoulder; Arnold S. Lesser
Chapter 55: Humerus and Elbow Joint
Repair of Humeral Fractures; Dennis A. Jackson
Treatment of Elbow Luxations; Robert Taylor
Surgical Treatment of Ununited Anconeal Process of the Elbow; Ursula Krotscheck
Surgical Treatment of Fragmented Coronoid Process; Ursula Krotscheck
Total Elbow Arthroplasty in the Dog; Michael G. Conzemius
Arthodesis of the Elbow; Arnold S. Lesser
Chapter 56: Radius and Ulna
Repair of Fractures of the Radius and Ulna; Curtis W. Probst
Correction of Radial and Ulnar Growth Deformities Resulting from Premature Physeal Closure; Dominique J. Griffon and Ann L. Johnson
Chapter 57: Carpus, Metacarpus, and Phalanges
Classification and Treatment of Injuries to the Accessory Carpal Bone; Kenneth A. Johnson
Surgical Treatment of Injuries to the Antebrachial Carpal Joint and Carpus; Alesandro Piras and Jon F. Dee
Partial Carpal Arthrodesis; Thomas Van Gundy
Pancarpal Arthrodesis; Arnold S. Lesser
Repair of Fractures Involving Metabones and Phalanges; Alesandro Piras and Jon F. Dee
Chapter 58
Amputation of the Forelimb; William R. Daly
Section N. Appendicular Skeleton – Pelvic Limb
Chapter 59: Sacroiliac Joint, Pelvis, and Hip Joint
Repair of Sacroiliac Dislocations; Charles E. DeCamp
Trans-ilial /Trans-sacral Pinning of Sacral Fractures; Randall B. Fitch
Repair of Ilial Shaft Fractures; Timothy M. Lenehan, Guy B. Tarvin, and Charisse D. Davidson
Surgical Repair of Acetabular Fractures; Marvin L. Olmstead
Reduction Treatment of Coxofemoral Luxations; James L. Tomlinson
Hip Dysplasia
Algorithms for Treatment; Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Diagnostic test; Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Radiographic Characteristics; Theresa Devine Slocum and Barclay Slocum
Definitions of Hip Terms; Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Treatment of Hip Dysplasia
Femoral Neck Lengthening; Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Triple Pelvic Osteotomy; Barclay Slocum and Theresa Devine Slocum
Intertrochanteric Osteotomy; Terry D. Braden
DARthroplasty; Dean R. Gahring and Theresa Devine Slocum
Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Dog; Marvin L. Olmstead
Excision Arthroplasty of the Femoral Head and Neck; Joseph M. Prostredny
Chapter 60: Femur and Stifle Joint
Repair of Femoral Fractures; Dougald R. Gilmore
Repair of Patellar Fractures; Derek B. Fox
Surgical Repair of Patellar Luxations; Guy B. Tarvin and Timothy M. Lenehan
Modified Retinacular Imbrication for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture; Susan L. Schaefer
Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture; Ross H. Palmer
“Over-the-Top” Patellar Tendon Graft for Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair; Guy B. Tarvin and Steven Arnoczky
Surgical Treatment of Caudal Cruciate Ligament Rupture; Joseph Harari
Surgical Treatment of Collateral Ligament Injuries; Erik L. Egger
Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Canine Stifle; Ron Montgomery
Chapter 61: Tibia and Tarsus
Repair of Tibial Fractures; Ann L. Johnson
Repair of Malleolar Fractures; Brian Beale
Prosthetic Ligament Replacement for Severe Tarsocrural Joint Instability; Dennis N. Aron
Repair of Fractures of the Tarsus; William G. Marshall and Jon F. Dee
Surgical Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Talus; Brian Beale
Tibiotarsal Arthrodesis and Other Tarsal Arthrodesis Procedures; Arnold S. Lesser
Section O. Orthopedic Bandaging and Splinting Techniques
Chapter 62
Commonly Used Bandages and Slings; Robert Jones
Bandage; David W. Knapp
Ehmer Sling; Paul W. Dean
90°-90° Flexion Bandage for Distal Femoral Fractures in Young Dogs; Dennis N. Aron
Chapter 63: Commonly Used Splinting and Casting techniques
Splinting Techniques; Douglas N. Lange and Kenneth E. Bartels
Synthetic and Plaster Casts; Douglas N. Lange and Kenneth E. Bartels
ISBN: 978-1591610354

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