Luxating Patella Repairs
"Luxating Patella" occurs when the knee cap does not stay in the groove of the knee properly. This is a conformational issue that causes development of osteoarthritis, which leads to chronic pain and lameness. Luxating Patellas are most common in small breed dogs. In many cases surgery is needed to help the knee cap stay in position and prevent degradation of the joint.
There are several surgical procedures available to correct patellar disease.
Coombs Veterinary Hospital is now offering the following procedures:
A prosthetic ridge is applied to the side of the patellar groove where the patella is dislocating. Can be used as a stand-alone procedure in select cases, or in combination with a TCT (and sulcoplasty if needed).
Tibial Crest Transposition
A TCT can be used as an adjunctive procedure in combination with a Ridge Stop if tibial rotation has occurred. This procedure allows removal of the tibial crest and movement back into a more normal anatomical location. A sulcoplasty procedure to deepen the patellar ridge can also be added if needed.
If you are a Primary Care Veterinarian with a case that would benefit from any of these diagnostics/treatments, please fill out our online
If you are a client interested in any of the above services for your pet,
please have your veterinarian send us a referral, or call us to book a consult today.