Canine Cruciate Disease – Options for Management
In a previous article the authors discussed the aetiology and diagnosis of canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) disease. It was explained that the understanding of this disease has evolved in recent years, with a shift from an emphasis on a traumatic to a degenerative aetiology.
Management options for cruciate disease in dogs are numerous, and novel surgical techniques, adopted to take account of the paradigm shift in our understanding, are gaining in popularity. Some controversy surrounds the subject of optimal surgical management of this condition in the dog, and the reader should not expect this article to answer all the questions.
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