Title:A kutya térdízületének anatómiája és biomechanikai alapjai - 1. rész: anatómiai áttekintés
SUMMARY The stifle joint is one of the most frequently operated joints in the small animal orthopeadics. In contrast to the small number of bony components the anatomy of the stifle is complicated. The article describes the anatomical classification of the stifle, its ligaments, the synovial compartments, relationship and connection of anatomical components, along with the origins and insertions of the ligaments are described in the first part. The second part will focus on functional and biomechanical considerations. It will discuss the action of the anatomical features in the stifle by phases of movements is discussed. The goal of the paper is to provide a better understanding of the mechanism of injuries in the stifle joint.