Comparison of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture

Mark C. Fuller, Amy Kapatkin, Kenneth A. Bruecker, Ian G. Holsworth, Philip H Kass, Kei Hayashi

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Abstract

Use of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles is now the standard of care for evaluating tibial deformities, although they have not been used to evaluate dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) rupture. The objective of this study was to compare the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles and tibial plateau angle (TPA) between dogs with bilateral CrCL rupture (BR) and unilateral CrCL rupture with (UR-SR) and without subsequent contralateral CrCL rupture (UR-w/o-SR) as risk factors for subsequent contralateral CrCL rupture. Twenty dogs (21.7%) were classified as BR, 38 (41.3%) were classified as UR-SR, and 34 (37.0%) were classified as UR-w/o-SR. The tibial mechanical joint orientation angles and TPA, in the range studied (< 35°), were not statistically different for dogs with BR, UR-SR, and UR-w/o-SR, and were not significant risk factors for subsequent contralateral CrCL rupture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-764
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume55
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2014

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    Fuller, M. C., Kapatkin, A., Bruecker, K. A., Holsworth, I. G., Kass, P. H., & Hayashi, K. (2014). Comparison of the tibial mechanical joint orientation angles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture. Canadian Veterinary Journal, 55(8), 757-764.