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Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs - Part I

Moore, K.W. and Read, R.A. (1996) Rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs - Part I. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 18 (3). pp. 223-233.

Abstract

Pain caused by instability and osteoarthritis associated with rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is a common cause of lameness in dogs. Rupture of this ligament can be associated with traumatic and degenerative causes, but degenerative causes are the most common in dogs. Recognition and management of these causes may help prevent rupture of the ligament in the contralateral stifle. Osteoarthritis usually precedes rupture and may contribute to degeneration and rupture of the ligament. Genetic factors, including conformation, are apparently most important in initiating osteoarthritis within the stifle. Changes in the instant center of motion and centrally mediated compensatory kinematic changes may contribute to and speed the progression of osteoarthritis but are not important in initiating osteoarthritis within the stifle.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Veterinary Learning Systems
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19962
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