New variation on an old technique for replacement of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and it influence on dog stifle joint stability recovery

The aim was to evaluate if the fascia lata ligament width (FLl) used for replacement of the ruptured cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) influenced the patient's thigh muscle morphometry evolution. A sample of 60 dogs, was submitted to the over-the-top technique, and was divided into two groups, according to the FLlw: G1 (FLlw=15mm) and G2 (FLlw=20mm). evolution in the healthy and operated limbs were evaluated for thigh muscle’s morphometry over three different time points. Differences were registered between G1 and G2, concluding that the wider the FLl the higher is the achieved joint stability, and the earlier use of the operated limb.

Author: 
Miguel Carreira, L., Durana, J. and Pedro Azevedo
Journal Name: 
Int J Inf Res Rev
Volume No: 
03
Issue No: 
10
Year: 
2016
Paper Number: 
1371
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