dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture have a 40% to 50% probability of rupturing the ligament in the opposite limbBill A. said:Just had the TPLO procedure done to my 4 1/2 old YLM. Some of the info I read indicates an increased likelyhood of a re-occurence on the opposite leg. I'm trying to get some data to figure out the chances of that. Thanks for any replys.
in dogs it is more likely genetic predisposition rather than overcompensationBamaK9 said:it only makes sense that there would be a higher likelihood in an injury to the other side. Think about it in human terms, someone with a knee injury is more likely to injure their opposite knee because of overcompensation as a result of the injury. :wink:
Your information is correct, cranial cruciate ligament ruptures occur in athletic dogs and obese sedentary dogs and the statistics for recurrence on the opposite limb do not differentiate between the two.Bill A. said:Seriously though, I read the figures on re-occurence but what makes me curious is that it is most often found (from what I read) in overweight dogs that are de-conditioned. It also occurs in performance/sporting dogs. My guess is that the 40 to 50 % figure is including the de-condtioned dogs and I'm hoping to get different results from this site where I suspect the dogs are in generally better shape. I'm crossing my fingers 'cause I'm hoping not to go through this again.
Doc Ed,Ed said:in dogs it is more likely genetic predisposition rather than overcompensationBamaK9 said:it only makes sense that there would be a higher likelihood in an injury to the other side. Think about it in human terms, someone with a knee injury is more likely to injure their opposite knee because of overcompensation as a result of the injury. :wink:
didn't say a direct genetic link but rather a genetic predisposition such as a narrow intracondylar notch, but in dogs the most common anatomical abnormality is a sloped tibial plateauSteve Bean said:including fitness, weight, conditioning, age, terrain, etc. for the casual reader to assume it is a direct genetic trait....and I don't think that is what you were inferring.
the slope of the tibial plateau is visible and measurable, the slope angle is the measurement the surgeons use to determine how much to correct the tibial plateau in the TPLO procedureTed Hilfiker said:Ed.... Great info, thanks....are intercondylar notch and sloped tibial plateau visible on radiographs? Might as well have some other test we can do... :roll:
glucosamine supplements may not always help but at worst they do no harm, I give my bitch who has torn both cruciates Cosequin daily and have done so for 2 or 3 yearsBill A. said:Doc, I appreciate your replies and since your brought up inflamations, what are your thoughts on beginning (and continuing) a supplement, something like Glucosamine or Chondroitin?
a couple of "sayings" I use in practice regarding cruciate injuries, one plagerized from Dr. Don Hulse, a noted orthopedic surgeon in TexasSteve Bean said:Also debunks the "hope it's a partial tear" .