Long Term Outcome of Surgery for Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2004
Jacques Drapé, Docteur Vétérinaire
Le Bouscat

The study dealt with the long-term outcome (up to 18 months) with 108 dogs which underwent a reconstructive surgery of anterior cruciate ligament rupture by a modified "over the top" method.

Functional, clinical & radiological criterias were studied with a quotation table filled by the veterinary surgeon and by the animal's owner.

The results obtained showed a favourable evolution of functional and clinical criterias and an increase of osteoarthritis lesions. Initial degenerative lesions and meniscal injury are unfavourable factors. Bilateral lesions are frequents with 45% of bilateral rupture and 53% of controlateral lesions of osteoarthritis

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Jacques Drapé, Docteur Vétérinaire
Le Bouscat

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