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The Role of Tibial Plateau Angle in Canine Cruciate Ligament Rupture—A Review of the LiteratureFunding The study was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Contract number 451–03–68/2022–14).
Cranial cruciate ligament disease is a common pathological condition in dogs that is often presented in daily clinical practice. Different risk factors for the development of this condition include breed, sex, age, bodyweight and neuter status, as well as different biological and biomechanical mechanisms. In the literature, special attention has been paid to the role of the tibial plateau angle in damage to the cranial cruciate ligament. Although the disease was first described at the beginning of last century, and since then different surgical methods have been developed to treat it, its aetiology remains unclear. In this review, contemporary literature data related to the role of tibial plateau angle in canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture are presented.
A.Z.T. substantially contributed to the conception, article design as well as analysis and interpretation of data, drafting of the article and digital artwork preparation, and gave final approval of the version to be published.
M.V.L.M. was involved in conception, article design and interpretation of data and revising the article critically for important intellectual content, and gave final approval of the version to be published.
M.B.M. contributed substantially to the conception, article design as well as analysis and interpretation of data and drafting of the article and digital artwork preparation, and gave final approval of the version to be published.
N.E.K. substantially contributed to the conception and article design and drafting of the article, and gave final approval of the version to be published.
H.J.J.v.B was involved in the conception, article design and interpretation of data and revising the article critically for important intellectual content, and gave final approval of the version to be published.
Ingrid M. L. V. Gielen contributed substantially to the conception, article design and interpretation of data and revising the article critically for important intellectual content, and final approval of the version to be published.
* Contributed equally to the study.
Received: 15 March 2021
Accepted: 17 May 2022
Article published online:
18 July 2022
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