Preliminary study evaluating tests used to diagnose canine cranial cruciate ligament failure.

@article{Carobbi2009PreliminarySE,
  title={Preliminary study evaluating tests used to diagnose canine cranial cruciate ligament failure.},
  author={Barbara Carobbi and Malcolm Graham Ness},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={
          224-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate specificity, sensitivity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of tests and signs used for the diagnosis of cranial cruciate ligament failure in dogs. METHODS One stifle in each of 42 dogs was examined: 25 "affected" and 17 "control" dogs. All dogs were subjected to the following tests when conscious: cranial drawer, tibial compression, patellar tendon palpation and palpation of the medial aspect of the joint. Under general anaesthesia, cranial drawer… CONTINUE READING
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