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Friday, August 11 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Medial patella luxation

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Patella luxation is a common, heritable condition of dogs and cats. Traditionally medial patella luxation in small breed dogs has been the most common syndrome, however medial and lateral luxation are increasingly seen in medium and large breed dogs. Bilateral disease is common in dogs as well as cats.

Diagnosis is usually not difficult with a thorough physical examination, however radiography is essential before considering treatment options.

In my opinion dogs and cats with lameness, pain or discomfort associated with medial patella luxation should have the condition corrected. Each time the patella luxates there is damage to the articular surface of the patella and medial femoral trochlear ridge.

Many techniques are published. In this lecture, we shall examine the more commonly used techniques and make recommendations for successful treatment. Prevention of complications is the key to success. By combining several techniques, we hope to avoid disasters. Philip Moses will give you the benefit of his many years of surgical practice – and hopefully how to avoid complications – he has seen them all !

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Phil Moses

Director, Veterinary Specialist Services
Graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked in cattle practice in western NSW and then mixed practices until cured of the desire to become a large animal practitioner. Moved to the UK in 1990 and began the long road to small animal surgical specialisation. Completed... Read More →

Friday August 11, 2017 3:50pm - 4:40pm AEST
Room 6