Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Stifle: caudal cruciate insufficiency

Introduction

  • Rare on its own and if occurs, then often inolves avulsion of origin or insertion.
  • Usually with other ligamentous injuries Stifle: instability due to other ligament insufficiency - may involve avulsion of the ligament's insertion or origin.
  • Cause: traumatic injury.
  • Signs: sudden onset lameness, swollen, painful joint.
  • Diagnosis: signs, radiography, surgical visualization.
  • Treatment: conservative or surgical prothesis.
  • Prognosis: good.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Bruce W J (1998) Multiple ligamentous injuries of the canine stifle joint - a study of 12 cases. JSAP 39 (7), 333-340 PubMed.
  • Aron D (1988) Traumatic dislocation of the stifle joint - treatment of 12 dogs and 1 cat. JAAHA 24, 333-340.


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