Surgical correction of congenital medial patellar luxation in a llama.

TitleSurgical correction of congenital medial patellar luxation in a llama.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsKaneps AJ, Riebold TW, Schmotzer WB, Watrous BJ, Huber MJ
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume194
Issue4
Pagination547-8
Date Published1989 Feb 15
ISSN0003-1488
KeywordsAnimals, Artiodactyla, Bone Screws, Bone Wires, Camelids, New World, Dislocations, Hindlimb, Male, Stifle
Abstract

Unilateral congenital medial patellar luxation in a young llama was corrected by medial joint capsule release, tibial crest transposition, trochleoplasty, and lateral joint capsule imbrication. The techniques used were the same as described in the dog. One year after surgery, the llama was not lame, but had a valgus deformity originating at the stifle, most likely caused by lateral femoral condyle hypoplasia.

Alternate JournalJ. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc.