Diagnosis and Treatment of Patellar Luxation

2 day class

In this course on Patellar Luxation led by Drs. Karen Perry and Danielle Marturello, participants will gain comprehensive insights into the diagnosis and treatment of canine patients presenting with medial and lateral patellar luxation. Learning objectives include recognizing historical and gait assessment findings, selecting appropriate radiographic projections, interpreting radiographs, and determining when advanced imaging is necessary for surgical planning. The course delves into non-surgical and surgical treatment options, addressing components such as trochleoplasty, patelloplasty, tibial tuberosity transposition, distal femoral osteotomy, proximal tibial osteotomy, and soft tissue balancing procedures. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped to formulate effective diagnostic and treatment plans for patients with patellar luxation,discuss prognoses, and understand the factors contributing to recurrence in specific cases.

Level - Intermediate

Available Sessions

Diagnosis & Treatment of Patellar Luxation – 03/03/25 – 03/04/25 (Dallas-Fort Worth)

$2,500.00

30 in stock

OBJECTIVES

Course Objectives & Outcomes

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History

Describe typical historical findings for a canine patient presenting with medial and lateral
patellar luxation.
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Assessment

Describe typical findings on gait assessment and orthopedic examination for a dog with medial or lateral patellar luxation.
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Identify deformities

Select appropriate radiographic projections and areas of interest to identify the limb deformities contributing to patellar luxation.
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Radiographs

Interpret radiographs of dogs with patellar luxation and understand the limitations of radiographs for diagnosing low grade cases of patellar luxation.
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Advanced Imaging

Determine when advanced imaging will be necessary in order to plan corrective surgery for dogs with patellar luxation.
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Anatomic Abnormalities

Determine the anatomic abnormalities contributing to the development of patellar luxation in a given patient.
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Non-surgical Treatment

Discuss non-surgical treatment of patellar luxation in dogs and the associated guarded prognosis for improvement of clinical signs.
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Surgical Procedures

Discuss the components of surgical treatment for patellar luxation including trochleoplasty, patelloplasty, tibial tuberosity transposition, distal femoral osteotomy, proximal tibial osteotomy, and soft tissue balancing procedures.
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Planning Treatment

Formulate a plan for diagnosis and treatment of a patient with patellar luxation.
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Prognosis

Discuss the prognosis for dogs with patellar luxation following surgical treatment.
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Recurrence

Establish why patellar luxation has recurred in a given patient.

Faculty

Surgery

Karen Perry, BVM&S, MRCVS, CERTSAS, DECVS, MSC VET ED

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Surgery

Danielle Marturello, DVM

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