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MULLER, Daniel Curvello de Mendonça et al. Replacement of the cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments in dogs by double t polypropylene implant. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2011, vol.41, n.3, pp. 487-491. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782011000300020.
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.
Palavras-chave : Polypropylene mesh; stability intra capsular rupture of cranial cruciate ligament and caudal.