Dislocation or movement of the knee cap outside of the knee socket

Also known as

Patella Luxation

Hind Legs

What to expect out of this session

Things to look out for

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Sudden urge for dog to carry affected leg in the air, before shaking and stretching it and then generally regaining full use
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Various stages and severity of pathology presents with varied symptoms
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Young puppies with the condition may present with a "bow" legged appearance of the limb
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Large breeds with the condition sometimes present with a knocked-in knee appearance
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More severe cases may present with constant lameness
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What it can be caused by

Genetic predisposition
Malformation of other accosicated joints and or bones
Develops secondary to another limb disorder
Abnormal conformation of the hip joint
An abnormally long patella ligament
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