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Re: Cruciate Ligament

In a message dated 98-10-27 19:11:37 EST, writes:

<<  Isn't the cruciate
 ligament the one the vets cut when a horse has stifles that "lock" up?
 Heidi? Maybe she will give more information on this. >>

Ok, the ligament that is cut to prevent stifles from locking is the medial
collateral ligament, and is on the OUTSIDE of the joint.  The cruciate
ligaments (there is a pair in each stifle joint and they cross each other,
hence the name "cruciate") are INSIDE the joint and give the joint front-to-
back stability.  Rupture of one of those is pretty serious.


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