Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Surgical repair of bilateral traumatic lateral patellar luxation associated with injury of medal stifle joint capsule and fascia in a shetland pony

Jin-su Kang
  • Jin-su Kang
  • BK 21 Plus Program and College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan 54596, Korea.
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Yong-woo Chun
  • Yong-woo Chun
  • J&C Equine Hospital, Icheon 17410, Korea.
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Su-young Heo
  • Su-young Heo
  • BK 21 Plus Program and College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan 54596, Korea.
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Nam-soo Kim
  • Nam-soo Kim
  • BK 21 Plus Program and College of Veterinary Medicine, Jeonbuk National University, Iksan 54596, Korea.
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  •  Received: 12 November 2020
  •  Accepted: 13 October 2021
  •  Published: 30 November 2021

Abstract

An 8-day-old female Shetland pony was referred to the Jeonbuk animal medical center for evaluation of bilateral hindlimb lameness. The foal had been severely lame in the both hind leg since birth. The luxation of the patella was confirmed on physical examinations. During the operation, extensive soft tissue damage and hemorrhage were observed around the medial patellar ligament. Lateral patellar luxation was surgically repaired using lateral release of the patella and medial imbrication of the joint capsule. Follow up revealed that lameness improved during postoperative period. It was concluded that patella luxation as a traumatic cause of lameness in foals can be corrected by surgical techniques successfully.

Key words: Lateral patellar luxation, surgery, shetland pony, foal, stifle.