Correlation between cranial cruciate ligament rupture and meniscal tears in dogs

Ísis dos Santos Dal-Bó Cássio Ricardo Auada Ferrigno Daniela Fabiana Izquierdo Caquías Marcos Ishimoto Della Nina Márcio Poletto Ferreira Adriana Valente de Figueiredo Renato Albuquerque de Oliveira Cavalcanti Jaqueline França do Santos Vanessa Couto de Magalhães Ferraz About the authors

The study correlated the time of the cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) with medial meniscal tears and the type of injury seen in dogs treated with dynamic stabilization (osteotomies) or static (fabellotibial suture). This retrospective study evaluated the records of 104 dogs (117 stifles). The osteotomies were performed in 98 stifles, fabellotibial suture in 15 stifles and exploratory arthrotomy was perform in 4 stifles. The average age was of 4.5 years, 41% of the dogs were male and 59% female and the mean body mass was of 32.7kg. The medial meniscal tears observed were: type1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and associations of types1-4, 1-6 and 1-7. Type 1 was the most prevalent, accounting for 32.5%of cases. No correlation was found between the presence or absence of medial meniscus injury and the time of occurrence of CCLR and between the type of medial meniscal tears and CCLR time.

TPLO; TTA; meniscectomy; stifle; dog


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