Arthroscopic study of the dog's knee joint with clinical cranial cruciate ligament injury

Authors

  • Angelica Cecilia Tatarunas Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Julia Maria Matera Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Viviane Higuchi Imagawa Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Sandra Mastrocinque Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2006.26545

Keywords:

Arthroscopic, Dogs, Knee joint, Cranial cruciate ligament, Orthopedic surgery

Abstract

The 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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Published

2006-12-03

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Tatarunas AC, Matera JM, Imagawa VH, Mastrocinque S. Arthroscopic study of the dog’s knee joint with clinical cranial cruciate ligament injury. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2006 Dec. 3 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];43(supl.):129-36. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26545