Survey of 52 fractures of the patella in 34 cats.

  title={Survey of 52 fractures of the patella in 34 cats.},
  author={Sorrel J Langley-Hobbs},
  journal={The Veterinary record},
  volume={164 3},
Stress fractures of the patella were diagnosed in 34 cats with a mean age of two years and five months. Eighteen of the cats had bilateral fractures with a median interval of three months between fractures. All the fractures were transverse and occurred in the proximal aspect or base of the patella with no evidence of trauma. In 43 of the patellae there was radiographic evidence of sclerosis. Repairs with a pin and tension band in 18 cats resulted in a further fracture or failure of fixation in… CONTINUE READING