A Lateral Surgical Approach to the Equine Femoropatellar Joint

John Pascoe, J. D.WHEAT D.V.M., KATHY L. JONES

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A surgical approach to the lateral trochlear ridge of the distal femur of the horse was developed to facilitate evaluation and curettage of osteochondral defects of the lateral trochlear ridge. Surgical exploration of the lateral trochlear ridge was achieved in 11 patients with osteochondral defects of the lateral trochlear ridge using a craniolateral arthrotomy between the middle and lateral patellar ligaments. The technique described allowed adequate exposure for evaluation, removal of loose osteochondral fragments, and curettage of cartilage abnormalities on the lateral trochlear ridge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980


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