Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Tarsus: collateral ligament rupture

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Sorrel Langley-Hobbs

Introduction

  • Usually concurrent malleolar avulsion or shearing injury.
  • Likely to be an incomplete rupture of collateral ligament - may involve short and/or long components.
  • Signs: moderate to severe lameness.
  • Diagnosis: palpation, imaging, surgical exploration for accurate assessment.
  • Treatment: primary repair or prosthetic reconstruction.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma, eg RTA.
  • Jumping and landing awkwardly.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Jaeger G H, Roe S C (2005) Isometry of potential suture attachment sites for the medial aspect of the tibiotarsal joint. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 18 (2), 73-76 PubMed.
  • Fox S M, Guerin S R, Burbidge H M, Lindsay R G (1997) Reconstruction of the medial collateral ligament for tarsocrural luxation in the dog: a preliminary study. JAAHA 33 (3), 268-274 VetMedResource.


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