Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 8 (august 2019) : 1104-1108

Effects of early postoperative rehabilitation with physiotherapy in the cranial cruciate ligament ruptured dogs stabilized with extra capsular technique 

Dar. Shahid Hussain, R. Jayaprakash, Md. Shafiuzama, Shazia Nissar, R. Sridhar, Ravi Sundar George
1Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir-180 009, Shri Nagar, India.
Cite article:- Hussain Shahid Dar., Jayaprakash R., Shafiuzama Md., Nissar Shazia, Sridhar R., George Sundar Ravi (2018). Effects of early postoperative rehabilitation with physiotherapy in the cranial cruciate ligament ruptured dogs stabilized with extra capsular technique. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(8): 1104-1108. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3624.
The aim of the study was to find out the efficacy of rehabilitative techniques postoperatively of extracapsular stabilized cranial cruciate ligament deficiency dogs. Twelve dogs were treated surgically by extracapsular imbrication method. Post operatively six dogs were rehabilitated with neuromuscular electrical stimulation and different therapeutic exercise. The lameness score and weight score and girth of thigh differ significantly between them. Range of motion and girth also improved but non significantly. There was an early recovery in physiotherapy group dogs as compared to dogs in the non physiotherapy group.
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