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stifle

(stī′fəl)
n.
The joint of the hind leg analogous to the human knee in certain quadrupeds, such as the horse.
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In people and their pets, the patella sits in a groove of bone called the "trochlear groove" and this allows the patella to slide up and down when the stifle bends and flexes but it prevents the patella from moving side to side.
Commonly referred to as a TPLO, this surgery stabilizes the stifle by changing the biomechanics of the joint.
Key words: femorotibiotarsal luxation, lateral suture, stifle, perching joint angle, avian, cockatoo, Cacatua alba
Animal evinced pain on palpating the left stifle joint and positive for the cranial drawer sign test and anterior tibial thrust which was suggestive of cranial cruciate ligament rupture, accordingly surgical stabilisation using both medial and lateral retinacular imbrication technique was planned.
India's Banks Board Bureau chair, Vinod Rai, said the stressed assets should not be a reason to stifle lending in the nation.
The two create an "X" or cross in the stifle. The caudal cruciate is rarely a problem.
His stifle might have come out, either leaving the gate or on the backside.
This indicates that some still wish to stifle the farmers voice.
Summary: Bryan Peterson, photographer and author, doesn't like to stifle creativity.
MISA Namibia has called for the withdrawal of the Research, Science and Technology Act as it has the potential to stifle freedom of expression, particularly the undertaking of independent research.
h an ould Gunners officials wrapping up the deal did their best to stifle their laughter.
Gary Moss and Harry look to stifle Northwich They added to their tally with a third score on 50 minutes, before Andrew Riley replied after good work from Michael Lamb.