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Caudal cruciate ligament function and injury in the horse
  1. GJ Baker,
  2. MA Moustafa,
  3. MJ Boero,
  4. JH Foreman and
  5. DA Wilson
  1. Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801.


The caudal cruciate ligament assists the medial femorotibial ligament in supporting the medial aspect of the femorotibial joint. It also limits the outward rotation of the tibia during weight bearing. In two lame horses tearing of the caudal portion of the femoral attachment of the caudal cruciate ligament was recorded together with cracking and tearing of the medial meniscus. In one case, synovitis and restrictive fibrous periarthritis were the sequelae of secondary stifle sepsis.

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