Arthritis of the canine stifle joint.

  title={Arthritis of the canine stifle joint.},
  author={M Tirgari and Leslie Carlson Vaughan},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={96 18},
A survey of cadaver material was undertaken in order to determine the prevalence of arthritis of the canine stifle joint. One hundred and fifty unselected cadavers were obtained from veterinary practices for this purpose, and their stifle joints were radiographed and dissected to discover abnormalities. Thirty-one dogs (20 per cent) had stifle arthritis and in all except one the lesions were characteristic of osteoarthritis. In the exceptional case infection was the cause. A mechanical… CONTINUE READING

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