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More on nonoperative treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture

I read with great interest the letter to the editor1 and authors’ response2 concerning the study by von Pfeil et al3 on preferred methods for treating cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs weighing > 15 kg (33 lb). I was especially pleased to see the study by Vasseur4 mentioned because this is a landmark paper whose conclusions, to my knowledge, have not been disputed in the published literature in the 34 years since it was published. I have quoted the finding from that