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Most dogs with rupture of the cruciate ligament will have some degree of new bone formation in the areas highlighted by the arrows. This bone formation is associated with osteoarthritis and is expected to become progressively worse with time.

Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds such as greyhounds are seldom […]

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Patellar Luxation in Dogs

To understand why patellar luxation in dogs occurs, and how it can be treated, it is helpful to understand a little anatomy. The quadriceps muscle is the large muscle at the front of the thigh and is responsible for extending the stifle (knee) joint. The patella (kneecap) is a bone that is attached to the […]

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