Arthroscopic study of the dog's knee joint with clinical cranial cruciate ligament injury
Keywords:Arthroscopic, Dogs, Knee joint, Cranial cruciate ligament, Orthopedic surgery
AbstractThe objective of the present study was to report intra articular changes observed by means of arthroscopic in dogs bearing cranial cruciate ligament injuries. Sixty-three dogs (sixty-five knee joints) with naturally occurring cranial cruciate injury were used. The arthroscopy was carried out before the ligament repair and the observed changes were both recorded and reported. According to the results obtained from this research it is significant to mention the presence of plicae on suprapatelar joint pouch; roughness, neovascularization and osteophytes in patella. The lateral meniscus presented axial fringe tear, fibrillation, neovascularization and complete laceration. The medial meniscus showed bucket handle tear, complete laceration, axial fringe tear, fibrillation, neovascularization and mineralization. The cranial cruciate ligament was completely ruptured, partially ruptured, interstitially ruptured and linked to the structures of the intercondylar notch. The caudal cruciate ligament showed vertical splits, besides fibrillation and partial rupture. Arthroscopy has been used for diagnostic of cranial cruciate ligament injuries in dogs. It permits improved diagnostic capability when evaluating cartilage and sinovial changes, meniscus and ligaments tears.
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Tatarunas, A. C., Matera, J. M., Imagawa, V. H., & Mastrocinque, S. (2006). Arthroscopic study of the dog’s knee joint with clinical cranial cruciate ligament injury. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 43(supl.), 129-136. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2006.26545
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