Canine Stifle

Canine Stifle – What is it? Where is it?

The canine stifle (knee) joint consists of an articulation between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) and a small bone, the patella, which articulate together. The dog stifle is anatomically very similar to a human knee. It sits on the front of the hind leg in line with the abdomen.

Injury and rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament is a major cause of degenerative joint disease in the stifle and is one of the most common injuries in the canine patient.

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