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GARCIA, Érika Fernanda Villamayor; SCHOSSLER, João Eduardo Wallau and PINHEIRO, Maicon. Cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a cat: reconstitution with fascia lata. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2012, vol.42, n.8, pp.1446-1449. ISSN 1678-4596. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782012000800019.
The cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) is rare diagnosis in cats and the surgical correction provides a faster return to limb function. A cat with acute lameness and pain on palpation of the right stifle was attended at the Veterinary Hospital of UFSM. The diagnosis of CCLR was performed by positive tibial compression test and positive cranial drawer sign and confirmed by surgery. We chose to perform the reconstruction of the ligament with fascia lata and after of the observe clinical postoperative and in the long-term it was concluded that the technique showed satisfactory results in this case.
Keywords : cat; stifle; fascia; lata.