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Gold Bead Implantation in Acupoints for Coxofemoral Arthrosis in Dogs: Method Description and Adverse Effects.

Jæger GT, Stigen Ø, Devor M, Moe L - Animals (Basel) (2012)

Bottom Line: The aims of the present study were to describe the technique of implanting 24-karat gold beads around the hip joints of dogs with chronic hip dysplasia, and to record any side effects or complications of such treatment.Adverse effects, measured as pain or discomfort, were seen for a period of up to four weeks in 15 of the dogs in the gold implantation group, compared to six dogs in the placebo group.Migration of gold beads was only observed in one dog.

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Affiliation: Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, P.O. Box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway. gry.jaeger@nvh.no.

ABSTRACT
Gold bead implantation has been used for years as an alternative method to improve function in chronic joint disease both in humans and dogs. The aims of the present study were to describe the technique of implanting 24-karat gold beads around the hip joints of dogs with chronic hip dysplasia, and to record any side effects or complications of such treatment. A prospective placebo-controlled double-blinded clinical trial was performed. Eighty dogs were randomly allocated to treatment or placebo, with 38 in the gold implantation group and 42 in the placebo group, and followed intensely for six months. The implantation technique was simple to perform, using fluoroscopy and with the dogs under inhalation anesthesia for about 30 minutes. Adverse effects, measured as pain or discomfort, were seen for a period of up to four weeks in 15 of the dogs in the gold implantation group, compared to six dogs in the placebo group. During implantation, a technical difficulty occurred as 82% of the dogs showed leakage of blood and/or synovia from the needles. The dogs in the gold implantation group were radiographed 18 months later. Of the 30 dogs that were radiographed at both inclusion and 24 months, 80% (24 dogs) showed a deterioration of the coxofemoral arthrosis, the other six had stable disease evaluated by radiography. Migration of gold beads was only observed in one dog.

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Mentions: Stainless steel needles (Hypojet® 60 mm × 2.0 mm, 14 G × 2½") (Figure 2) were inserted at an oblique angle at each point and directed towards the joint capsule of the femoral head. The position of the needle tip was adjusted under fluoroscopy (Figure 3). Acupuncture point GB 30 (Point 3) is close to the sciatic nerve. Damage to the nerves was avoided. Any synovial fluid or blood observed from the needle was recorded, and a new needle was reinserted a few mm in another direction. When all the five needles were in place, two gold beads were dropped into each needle through a funnel made from a syringe (Figure 4). A stylet of the same length as the needle was used to push the gold beads just beyond the needle tip and the needle was withdrawn. The skin wounds were covered with liquid plaster (Wound Plast® “Karex”). Both hips were treated in dogs with bilateral HD.


Gold Bead Implantation in Acupoints for Coxofemoral Arthrosis in Dogs: Method Description and Adverse Effects.

Jæger GT, Stigen Ø, Devor M, Moe L - Animals (Basel) (2012)

One gold bead is dropped into a needle using forceps and a funnel.
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animals-02-00426-f004: One gold bead is dropped into a needle using forceps and a funnel.
Mentions: Stainless steel needles (Hypojet® 60 mm × 2.0 mm, 14 G × 2½") (Figure 2) were inserted at an oblique angle at each point and directed towards the joint capsule of the femoral head. The position of the needle tip was adjusted under fluoroscopy (Figure 3). Acupuncture point GB 30 (Point 3) is close to the sciatic nerve. Damage to the nerves was avoided. Any synovial fluid or blood observed from the needle was recorded, and a new needle was reinserted a few mm in another direction. When all the five needles were in place, two gold beads were dropped into each needle through a funnel made from a syringe (Figure 4). A stylet of the same length as the needle was used to push the gold beads just beyond the needle tip and the needle was withdrawn. The skin wounds were covered with liquid plaster (Wound Plast® “Karex”). Both hips were treated in dogs with bilateral HD.

Bottom Line: The aims of the present study were to describe the technique of implanting 24-karat gold beads around the hip joints of dogs with chronic hip dysplasia, and to record any side effects or complications of such treatment.Adverse effects, measured as pain or discomfort, were seen for a period of up to four weeks in 15 of the dogs in the gold implantation group, compared to six dogs in the placebo group.Migration of gold beads was only observed in one dog.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Companion Animal Clinical Sciences, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, P.O. Box 8146 Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway. gry.jaeger@nvh.no.

ABSTRACT
Gold bead implantation has been used for years as an alternative method to improve function in chronic joint disease both in humans and dogs. The aims of the present study were to describe the technique of implanting 24-karat gold beads around the hip joints of dogs with chronic hip dysplasia, and to record any side effects or complications of such treatment. A prospective placebo-controlled double-blinded clinical trial was performed. Eighty dogs were randomly allocated to treatment or placebo, with 38 in the gold implantation group and 42 in the placebo group, and followed intensely for six months. The implantation technique was simple to perform, using fluoroscopy and with the dogs under inhalation anesthesia for about 30 minutes. Adverse effects, measured as pain or discomfort, were seen for a period of up to four weeks in 15 of the dogs in the gold implantation group, compared to six dogs in the placebo group. During implantation, a technical difficulty occurred as 82% of the dogs showed leakage of blood and/or synovia from the needles. The dogs in the gold implantation group were radiographed 18 months later. Of the 30 dogs that were radiographed at both inclusion and 24 months, 80% (24 dogs) showed a deterioration of the coxofemoral arthrosis, the other six had stable disease evaluated by radiography. Migration of gold beads was only observed in one dog.

No MeSH data available.


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