Archivos de medicina veterinaria
versión impresa ISSN 0301-732X
SILVA, RF; REZENDE, CMF y CARMONA, JU. Use of intra-articular autologous platelet concentrates as coadjutants in the surgical treatment of a cranial cruciate ligament rupture in a bitch. Arch. med. vet. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.3, pp.313-316. ISSN 0301-732X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0301-732X2011000300016.
Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) is one of the main orthopedic problems that could produce hind limb lameness in dogs. Even though this problem can be surgically treated the development and progression of osteoarthritis are typical features. A case of a dog that received postoperative intra-articular injections of autologous platelet concentrates (APCs) after the surgical reparation of a CCLR is described. The clinical, radiographic, and gait analysis results could potentially support the postoperative use of intra-articular injections of APCs as an adjunctive therapy in the CCLR surgical reparation.
Palabras clave : dog; cranial cruciate ligament rupture; platelet rich plasma; regenerativ therapy.