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1 September 2016 SURGICAL CORRECTION OF TRAUMATIC PATELLAR LUXATION IN AN EURASIAN LYNX (LYNX LYNX)
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The aim of this report is to describe the successful surgical repair of a traumatic medial patellar luxation in a 4-yr-old female Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx). The animal presented with hind limb lameness. Physical and radiographic examinations were performed under sedation. After diagnosing a medial patellar luxation, surgical repair was recommended. A combination of soft tissue reconstructive techniques was used to repair the medial patellar luxation. The limb was not immobilized postoperatively, but the animal was confined to a cage for 1 mo. The recovery was uneventful and return to normal activity was observed within 1 mo. Soft tissue reconstructive techniques can be used as the only surgical treatment for the repair of a traumatic patellar luxation in both domestic and wild animals.

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V. Devesa-Garcia, A. Bañeres-De la Torre, M. A. Cabezas-Salamanca, N. Lucas-Lucas, and J. Rodriguez-Quiros "SURGICAL CORRECTION OF TRAUMATIC PATELLAR LUXATION IN AN EURASIAN LYNX (LYNX LYNX)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 47(3), 890-894, (1 September 2016). https://doi.org/10.1638/2015-0205.1
Received: 9 September 2015; Published: 1 September 2016
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