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, has fallen under the domain of board-certified veterinary surgeons (VS). The recognition of board-certified specialty status in sports medicine and rehabilitation (VSMR) has brought a new and potentially different perspective on whether surgery is

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Rehabilitation is a rapidly growing and emerging field in veterinary medicine. Interest in canine physical rehabilitation began in the 1980s and continued throughout the 1990s as information on the topic became increasingly available via journals

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, species, and other factors. Among those cold-stunned sea turtles that are hospitalized after being found alive, overall successful rehabilitation and release rates of approximately 60% to 70% have been reported. 7,8 Most deaths during hospitalization

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,3,6–9 Live orphaned pups are admitted to seal rescue centers, where 50% to 80% of pups are successfully rehabilitated. 10–12 Common causes of death identified through postmortem evaluation are pneumonia, sepsis, and malnutrition. 10–13 Detection of disease

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Rehabilitation has been gaining popularity in veterinary medicine in general, specifically as an adjunct to orthopedic surgery. 1,2 Rehabilitation after surgery to stabilize the cruciate deficient stifle joint is accepted as beneficial; however

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Current methods of postoperative treatment for human patients following anterior cruciate ligament injury include supportive care and the use of physical rehabilitation to improve muscle mass and speed the return to preinjury function. 1–3 Many

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Dogs with CCL rupture commonly develop osteoarthritis in the affected joint, and attempts to slow osteoarthritis progression with rehabilitation following TPLO have had mixed results. 1–6 However, some previous studies 3,4,7–10 have suggested

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puts them at risk of becoming cold-stunned when local water temperatures fall below 10°C (50°F). 2 Cold-stunned turtles are often found stranded on the beaches of Cape Cod, Mass, between October and December and are taken to rehabilitation centers for

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For birds of prey, traumatic injuries are among the most common reasons for admission into rehabilitation programs 1 and a leading cause of death. 2,3 Birds are particularly susceptible to complex fractures because avian bones have thinner

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< 15 °C. 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 When found alive, stranded cold-stunned sea turtles are collected from beaches and shallow water and transferred to rehabilitation centers for medical management. In the northeastern United States, cold-stunned sea turtles that

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