Application of New Surgical Techniques in Small Animal Surgery

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 July 2024 | Viewed by 124

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1. Department of Veterinary Medicine, School of Sciences and Technology, University of Évora, Évora, 7002-554 Évora
2. MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development Universidade de Évora-Polo da Mitra, Apartado 94, 7002-554 Évora, Portugal
Interests: surgery; small animal; soft tissue; orthopedic; dog; cat; biomaterial; bone; regeneration

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Veterinary Clinics Department, Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute (ICBAS), University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: nerve regeneration; kinematics; gait analysis; locomotion; microsurgery; reconstructive surgery; biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders; microvascular surgery; muscle function; ankle biomechanics; equine biomechanics; clinical examination; wound healing; regenerative medicine; biomaterials; cellular therapies; stem cells
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Dear Colleagues,

I am very proud to announce the launch of the next Special Issue of Applied Sciences, which will will focus on the subject of “Application of New Surgical Techniques in Small Animal Surgery”. I therefore invite all researchers and clinicians working in related fields to submit scientific articles on this topic.

The journal Applied Sciences is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on all aspects of applied natural sciences published semimonthly online by MDPI with an IF of 2.7 (2022)

New surgical techniques are constantly being developed to improve the safety, efficacy, and minimally invasive nature of surgical procedures in small animals. The advancement of small surgery is nowadays supported across four vectors: surgical planning, less invasive/new surgical techniques, use of new surgical devices/biomaterials, and decreasing surgical complications

The decrease in surgical complications is strictly related to the use of new technologies in surgery due to the less invasive nature of the procedures, the progressive atraumatic handling of tissues, meticulous hemostasis provided, and the reduction in surgical duration, which also decreases postoperative infection rates. It is agreed among the veterinary surgical community that new surgical techniques contribute to better outcomes in small animal surgery. As such, their use is becoming widespread.

The incorporation of surgical state-of-the-art technology has had a profound impact on the field of veterinary surgery, allowing surgeons to treat a wider range of conditions with greater precision and reduced recovery times for their patients.

This Special Issue will publish both original research articles and reviews. Research include (but are not limited to) the following topics: case reports or case series using innovative techniques; peri- and intraoperative therapies and procedures to enhance outcomes; new surgical techniques and instruments; use of new biomaterials and devices, and complication management using new techniques.

Dr. Nuno Alexandre
Dr. Ana Colette Maurício
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  • new surgical
  • devices
  • techniques
  • vessel sealing devices
  • soft tissue
  • orthopedic
  • surgery
  • surgical complications
  • less invasive surgery
  • small animal
  • surgery
  • dog
  • cat

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