Outcome Following Surgical Correction of Grade 4 Medial Patellar Luxation in Dogs: 47 Stifles (2001–2012) ( Case Series)
From the Department of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (E.C.H., S.C.K., W.B.S., D.A.H.); Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (R.B.); and Department of Statistical Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (A.C.E.).
AbstractGrade 4/4 medial patellar luxation (MPL) is a complex disease of the canine stifle that often requires surgical realignment of the patella to resolve clinical lameness. Outcome following surgery remains poorly described. Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for surgical correction of grade 4 MPL. Signalment and exam findings, surgical procedures performed, complications, and clinical outcome were reported. Data was statistically analyzed for association with major...Read More