|Five dogs of different breeds and ages suffering from medial patellar luxation were included in the study. After arthroscopy of each affected stifle and assessment of adequate femoral trochlea and patellar tracking in the trochlea surgery was performed:
The release of the medial femoropatellar ligament was performed by a bipolar radiofrequency electrosurgical system with or without a tibial tubero sity transposition.
In four dogs, the results were good to excellent, in one dog fair.
Video clips from the surgery are provided by the authors which can be viewed online.
Source: Bevan JM, Taylor RA (2004): Arthroscopic Release of the Medial FemoropatellarLigament for Canine Medial Patellar Luxation. In: JAAHA 40:$, pp 321-330
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