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stifle

the joint in the hind leg of a horse, dog, etc., between the femur and tibia
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The stifle joint. En: Slatter (ed): Textbook of small animal surgery.USA, WB Saunders Co 2193-223.
Full-thickness cylindrical defects, 5mm diameter by 7mm depth, were created bilaterally in the central part of the patellofemoral groove of both stifle joints. The defects were then filled with one of the decellularized OCXGs matching the defects size so the grafts and the host cartilage was flush.
The hornbill demonstrated cranial drawer motion and severe rotational instability of the stifle from ruptures of the cranial and caudal cruciate ligaments and stifle joint capsule.
Effect of tibial tuberosity advancement on cranial tibial subluxation in canine cranial cruciate-deficient stifle joints: an in vitro experimental study.
They may get frightened by the noise and the movement of the stalls; they may simply get claustrophobic; they may decide they've had enough of having their head scraped against the front gate or having the jockey's foot rails knocking into their tender stifle joints; or, like Rangatira, a first-time-out two-year-old of mine, they may even get bitten and kicked by the horse next door and, in a blind panic, come out under the back gates.