Success is defined as an improvement in patellar luxation classification severity and return to function.
Owner satisfaction of pet’s mobility after surgery is favorable.
The goal of surgery is to provide a deep groove for the patella to sit in and align the quadriceps, patella, and shin bone for pain-free movement. This is done through a combination of procedures that are unique to each patient and patellar luxation classification.
- Trochlear Wedge Recession (groove deepening)
- Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (moving the attachment of the patellar ligament)
Soft Tissue Procedures:
- Fascial Release
- Facial tightening