Evaluation of a joint distractor to facilitate arthroscopy of the canine stifle.

@article{Gemmill2009EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a joint distractor to facilitate arthroscopy of the canine stifle.},
  author={Toby J Gemmill and Michael Farrell},
  journal={Veterinary surgery : VS},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={588-94}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess a novel technique for arthroscopic evaluation of the canine stifle avoiding the need for fat pad debridement. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SAMPLE POPULATION Cadaveric canine stifles (n=10); Client-owned dogs (15). METHODS In cadaveric stifles, the femoropatellar space was assessed before placement of a joint distractor and examination of the femorotibial joint. Time to complete evaluation of the femoropatellar space, to observe the cruciate ligaments, and to… CONTINUE READING