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Stifle: rupture of the patellar ligament

Contributor(s): Rob Pettitt

Introduction

  • Rare injury.
  • Often follows trauma.
  • May be an associated penetrating wound.
  • Unable to bear weight - failure of quadriceps mechanism.
  • Lax patellar tendon region with patella pulled proximally.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Trauma.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Das S et al (2014) Patellar ligament rupture in the dog: repair methods and patient outcomes in 43 cases. Vet Rec 175 (15), 370 PubMed.
  • Owen M A & Worth A J (2005) Diagnosis and management of a partial patella ligament rupture in a dog. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 35 (2), 42-46 ResearchGate.
  • Culvenor (1988) Fascia lata flap to reinforce repair of patella ligament injuries in dogs and cats. JSAP 29 (8), 559-563 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Denny and Butterworth (2001) Straight patellar ligament (tendon) injuries. In: A Guide to Canine and Feline Orthopaedic Surgery. Denny H R and Butterworth S J (eds), 4th edn, pp 526-528.


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