Substituição dos ligamentos cruzados cranial e caudal em cães por duplo implante de polipropileno
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The objective of this study is to point out an effective alternative in the treatment of the cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments rupture in dogs, with no association of external immobilization. Six dogs with rupture of both cruciate ligaments were included in the present study. Stifle joint was surgically stabilized by an intracapsular technique, using two polypropylene synthetic implants. The animals returned to full member support in 11.8±3.5 days and did not sustain any joint instability degree after 0, 30 and 90 days of clinical evaluation after surgery. At 90 days after surgery, it became apparent lameness in any of the six patients. It was concluded that the technique employed caused total joint stability in the absence of caudal and cranial cruciate ligaments.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Translated title of the contribution||Replacement of the cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments in dogs by double t polypropylene implant|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011 Mar 1|