Kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic analysis of cranial cruciate ligament rupture using a monopolar radiofrequency energy model
Canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) is a common cause of pain and lameness in dogs that leads to abnormal pelvic limb biomechanics and ultimately to the development of stifle osteoarthritis (OA). Traditional research into the causes of CCLR has focused on instability secondary to failure of the passive structures within the joint. The purpose of this project was to recognize the role of dynamic components as possible contributors to CCL disease, such as neuromuscular dysfunction of muscles (dynamic stabilizers) surrounding the stifle joint. The present studies were performed to ...
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