Histhometric study of the dog cranial cruciate ligament (Canis familiaris)
Keywords:Cranial cruciate ligament, Dog, Collagen and reticular fibers, Histometric study
AbstractThe cranial cruciate ligament was studied in 30 dogs, where proportion of fibers collagen, elastic and reticulin were measured in 3 segments: femoral insertion, median segment and tibial insertion. The results were analyzed with confrontation of age and body weight. The data were statistically analyzed by means of ANOVA, "t"Student and correlation test. The results draw to the following conclusions: 1- ) The mean of fibers collagen proportion was 43%, elastic fibers was 7,35% and and reticulin fibers proportion was 16, 28%. 2 -) There was no difference between the 3 regions, 3.) By confrontation among reticulin fibers proportion measurements with the age, a high intensity correlation was observed, as older dog, less reticulin fibers proportion was found. 4 -) There was no significant differences among the ligament fibers proportion data concerning the body weight.
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Vianna, R. S., & Bombonato, P. P. (2007). Histhometric study of the dog cranial cruciate ligament (Canis familiaris). Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(6), 408-414. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26605
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