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Lateral patellar luxation in nine small breed dogs

F. Di Dona, G. Della Valle, C. Balestriere, B. Lamagna, L. Meomartino, G. Napoleone, F. Lamagna, G. Fatone


The objective of this paper was to describe the clinical features, the management and the outcome of nine small breed dogs affected with lateral patella luxation referred during the period between January 2010 and December 2014. Patellar luxations were classified according to: breed, age, sex, weight, and grade of patellar luxation, as well as if unilateral or bilateral, and concurrent cranial cruciate ligament lesion. In affected dogs, surgical correction consisted in the combination of tibial tuberosity transposition and soft tissue procedure. Adjunctive condroplasty or trochleoplasty was performed as needing. The outcome was found positive after surgical management with low complication rate and complications have been easily managed with high success rate.

Keywords: Dog, Lateral, Luxation, Patellar.
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