Canine Ovariohysterectomy and Orchiectomy Increases the Prevalence of ACL Injury

@article{Slauterbeck2004CanineOA,
  title={Canine Ovariohysterectomy and Orchiectomy Increases the Prevalence of ACL Injury},
  author={J. Slauterbeck and K. Pankratz and K. Xu and S. Bozeman and D. Hardy},
  journal={Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={301-305}
}
To determine whether canine ovariohysterectomy or orchiectomy affects the prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament injury, we compared injury rates of anterior cruciate ligaments of animals that had gonadectomy and animals that were sexually intact as a function of gender, breed, or size. Records of 3218 dogs treated in one orthopaedic veterinary practice during a 2-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Anterior cruciate ligament injury, diagnosed by a history of acute hind limb lameness… Expand
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