Retrospective study of extra-articular surgical technique on the repair of cranial cruciate ligament deficency in the dog
Keywords:Joint, Knee, Dog, Surgery, Cranial cruciate, Ligament rupture
AbstractExtra-articular techniques have been widely used on cranial cruciate ligament rupture repair; among these techniques fabelo-tibial suture is one of the most popular. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinical results following at least 4 months of post-operative of cranial cruciate ligament deficiency in 19 dogs (20 joints) using the fabelo-tibial technique. After interviewing the owners a clinical exam was performed by the veterinary and it included gait evaluation, withdraw test and objective measurements of the thigh circumference, stifle angle and stifle diameter of the affected and the contra lateral limbs. The owners evaluated 90% of the dogs as having an excellent to good recovery, without or with sporadic lameness. The gait and withdraw tests of the clinical evaluation showed satisfactory results. Nevertheless, the objectives measurements don´t showed the same results.
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Tatarunas, A. C., Matera, J. M., Oliveira, R. M. D., Macchione, R. F., & Brugnaro, M. (2007). Retrospective study of extra-articular surgical technique on the repair of cranial cruciate ligament deficency in the dog. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 44(3), 200-207. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26639
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