CAMS L90: Old Dog Lameness- Crusciate Disease

CAMS L90:
Pathogenesis of chronic/degenerative crusciate disease is not completely understood. What are the possible causes? What is the usual signalment and history?
CAMS L90:
Pathogenesis of chronic/degenerative crusciate disease is not completely understood. What are the possible causes? What is the usual signalment and history?
*Pathogenesis*
-abnormal conformation
-incidence higher in spayed females
-maybe autoimmune disease
-maybe genetic basis
*Signalment*
-middle aged large breed dogs
-predisposition
*History*
-ligament rupture is slow and gradual
-chronic history
-OA seen on radiographs

CAMS L90:
What is the pathogenesis of acute crusciate disease?
CAMS L90:
What is the pathogenesis of acute crusciate disease?
-nearly every one is traumatic
-no OA

CAMS L90:
In the dog's knee, what purpose do the collateral ligaments serve?
CAMS L90:
In the dog’s knee, what purpose do the collateral ligaments serve?
provide stability in values/varus bending when in extension