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The Effect of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture on Range of Motion in Dogs

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Tolara di Sopra 50, 40064 Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy
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Academic Editor: Aristidis S. Veskoukis
Received: 19 May 2021 / Revised: 16 June 2021 / Accepted: 22 June 2021 / Published: 24 June 2021
Range of motion (ROM) is a measure often reported as an indicator of joint functionality. Both the angle of extension and that of flexion were measured in 234 stifle joints of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture. The aims of this study were to investigate the correlation between CCL rupture and alterations in the range of stifle joint motion and to determine whether there was a prevalence modification of one of the two angles. All the extension and flexion angles were obtained from clinical records and were analysed in various combinations. A significant relationship was found between normal angles and abnormal angles; concerning the reduction in the ROM, a significant prevalence in the alteration extension angle was found. Of the 234 stifles, 33 (13.7%) were normal in both angles. These results could offer important insights regarding the influence of CCL rupture on compromising the ROM. This awareness could be a baseline for understanding the ability of surgical treatment to restore one angle rather than another angle, to address the choice of treatment and to help physiotherapists in their rehabilitation program. View Full-Text
Keywords: range of motion; cranial cruciate ligament; extension angle; flexion angle; dog range of motion; cranial cruciate ligament; extension angle; flexion angle; dog
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Pinna, S.; Lanzi, F.; Tassani, C. The Effect of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture on Range of Motion in Dogs. Vet. Sci. 2021, 8, 119. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/vetsci8070119

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Pinna S, Lanzi F, Tassani C. The Effect of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture on Range of Motion in Dogs. Veterinary Sciences. 2021; 8(7):119. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/vetsci8070119

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Pinna, Stefania, Francesco Lanzi, and Chiara Tassani. 2021. "The Effect of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture on Range of Motion in Dogs" Veterinary Sciences 8, no. 7: 119. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/vetsci8070119

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