Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4.3 (December 2017)

Page No.: 4760-4769

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.465


Samah. H. El-Bably *, Nawal. A. Noor.

Department of Anatomy & Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Address  for Correspondence: Dr. Samah Elbably Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt. E-Mail: drsamah.elbably@yahoo.com


Background and Aim: Our study was an attempt to study the normal anatomy of stifle joint in the fox, that’s not recorded in any of available works of literature.

Material and Methods: using dissection of the stifle, latex injection for its arterial supply as well as studying the normal Radiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique were adopted. The obtained results were photographed using Nikon digital camera 20 megapixels, 16X and discussed with their corresponding features of authors who performed earlier studies in other species, especially canine.

Results: The articular surfaces, capsule, ligaments, and menisci of the stifle were described. The arterial blood supply of the joint also studied and mainly achieved through the descending genicular and popliteal arteries.

Conclusion: this study was an attempt to help the anatomists in comparative studies and surgeons in surgical operations.

Key words: Anatomy, Fox, Joints, Stifle.


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Cite this article: Samah. H. El-Bably, Nawal. A. Noor. ANATOMICAL, RADIOLOGICAL AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING ON THE NORMAL STIFLE JOINT IN RED FOX (VULPES VULPES). Int J Anat Res 2017;5(4.3):4760-4769. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.465