Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease Part 1: Diagnostic Tips and Tricks
This lecture focuses on techniques for diagnosing cranial cruciate ligament disease (CrCLD) in the canine. The lecture includes a comprehensive discussion of the subtleties of gait observation, stifle palpation, instability tests and stifle radiography. Participants will learn how to position patients for stifle radiographs that will permit detection of CrCD as well as pertinent co-morbidities that can render ExCap Suture stabilization a failure. After attending this lecture, attendees will be better able to CrCLD and detect important co-morbidities that may influence the best treatment plan as well as the patient prognosis.