Conformation of the proximal tibia and cranial cruciate ligament disease in small breed dogs

Objective

To investigate the conformation of the proximal tibia in small breed dogs with and without cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCLD) and to identify morphologic abnormalities that may predispose to development of CCLD.

Methods

Mediolateral radiographs of the entire tibia of dogs

Results

Gender, age, and weight mean +/- SD were not significantly different between the two groups of dogs (p < 0.05). Dogs with CCLD had significantly greater sTPA (p = 0.015) and rBW (p = 0.016).

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