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SELMI, André Luis et al. Intercondylar fossa stenosis after joint stabilization using a fascial strip in dogs. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2012, vol.42, n.1, pp. 116-121. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782012000100019.
Intercondylar fossa width indexes (IFWI) were determined in nine adult dogs submitted to intercondylar notchplasty (IN) after transection of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) followed by a fascial strip stabilization. The right stifle was submitted to IN followed by fascial strip reconstruction of the CCL (GI) while in the left stifle IN was not performed (GC). Each group was then divided into three subgroups which corresponded to time of euthanasia at 30, 90 and 180 days after surgery. IFWI were determined, both macroscopically and radiographically, by measuring the cranial outlet of the intercondylar fossa in relation to the epicondylar width. A significant increase was observed in indexes of GI following IN, and these differed from indexes of GC throughout the evaluation period. It was concluded that articular repair using a fascia strip prevented stenosis of the intercondylar fossa, and that IN caused a permanent widening of it.
Palavras-chave : intercondylar notch stenosis; intercondylar fossa; cranial cruciate ligament; dogs.