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SALBEGO, Fabiano Zanini et al. Substitution of cranial cruciate ligament in dogs by homologous bone-tendon segment preserved in 98% glycerin: experimental study in dogs. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2007, vol.37, n.2, pp.438-442. ISSN 0103-8478.

In the present study, homologue bone-tendon implants conserved in 98% glycerin were used in the restoration of the cranial cruciate ligament in 24 adult dogs weighing between 15 and 30 kg. The implants were placed in a stratified layer prepared in the femur and the tibia and anchored with polyester filament fastened to the distal and proximal extremities of these bones, respectively. The knee joint was immobilized for a period of 30 days. The animals were distributed into two groups for radiographic, macroscopic and histological evaluation of the implant at 60 days after the operation for group B and at 90 days for group A. There was no evidence in any of the dogs of fragility of the implant, nor radiographic or macroscopic evidence of joint degeneration up to 90 days post-operative.

Keywords : cruciate ligament; implant; dog; orthopedic.

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