Comprehensive characterization of canine meniscal pathology

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Comprehensive characterization of canine meniscal pathology

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dc.contributor.advisor Cook, James L. (James Lee), 1965- en_US
dc.contributor.author Luther, Jill K. (Jill Kristine) en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-03T19:19:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-03T19:19:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2010 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other LutherJ-050610-T3946 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8118
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on July 13, 2010). en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: James L. Cook en_US
dc.description "May 2010" en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri-Columbia 2010. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Veterinary biomedical sciences. en_US
dc.description.abstract Meniscal injury is one of the most common causes of pain and dysfunction in the human knee and canine stifle joint. In the canine patient, meniscal injury is usually secondary to cranial cruciate ligament rupture, and the resulting instability in the joint. Despite the prevalence of meniscal disease, the literature contains relatively few reports addressing mechanisms of disease for cranial cruciate ligament-associated meniscal injury. Diagnosis of meniscal tears can be challenging based on clinical signs and history alone, and diagnostic tests to confirm tearing can be expensive, invasive, and unavailable in some areas. Additionally, controversy remains regarding standard of care for treatment of the canine meniscus. Therefore, our overall line of research was to comprehensively characterize canine meniscal pathology with focus on three areas: 1) comparison of clinical and bench top measures of meniscal pathology in early meniscal disease, 2) comparison of diagnostic modalities for pathology of the caudal portion of the medial meniscus, and 3) investigation of the effects of a commonly utilized treatment of the medial meniscus. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 97 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2010 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dogs -- Wounds and injuries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dogs -- Diseases en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meniscus (Anatomy) -- Wounds and injuries -- Diagnosis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meniscus (Anatomy) -- Pathophysiology en_US
dc.title Comprehensive characterization of canine meniscal pathology en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Veterinary biomedical sciences en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin b77174616
dc.identifier.oclc 647793080 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2010 Theses


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