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
Date Published1989 Feb 15

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.