A simplified method of walking track analysis to assess locomotor recovery after acute spinal cord injury caused by thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in dogs. Veterinary Journal (2016)

Song RB, Oldach M, Basso DM, da Costa RC, Fischer L, Mo X, Moore SA. A simplified method of walking track analysis to assess locomotor recovery after acute spinal cord injury caused by thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion in dogs. Veterinary Journal. 210(4):61-67, 2016.

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a simplified method of walking track analysis to assess treatment outcome in canine spinal cord injury. Measurements of stride length (SL) and base of support (BS) were made using a ‘finger painting’ technique for footprint analysis in all limbs of 20 normal dogs and 27 dogs with 28 episodes of acute thoracolumbar spinal cord injury (SCI) caused by spontaneous intervertebral disc extrusion. Measurements were determined at three separate time points in normal dogs and on days 3, 10 and 30 following decompressive surgery in dogs with SCI. Values for SL, BS and coefficient of variance (COV) for each parameter were compared between groups at each time point…

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