Letter to the Editor

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To the editor: During the preparation of an article on the repair of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament in dogs, I made a survey of the members of the American College of Veterinary Surgery in active practice with a special interest in orthopedics. They were asked to specify their preferences for treatment of this condition in small (under 16 kg) and large dogs.

A total of 111 replies were obtained. Repair in small dogs was to a great extent achieved by lateral suture stabilization by using a variety of materials such as fishing line, multifilament nonabsorbable suture, and stainless steel wire. Lateral extracapsular techniques were also used in large dogs; however, the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy was also used frequently. The data are summarized as follows:

©Copyright 1999 by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons

Document Type: Letter to the Editor

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/jvet.1999.0194

Publication date: May 1, 1999

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