Lateral Patella Luxation

Patella luxates (dislocates) out of this normal groove. The consequence of this luxation is an inability to properly extend the knee joint. As well as the lameness caused by the mechanical deficiency of the affected knee, there are varying degrees of pain and osteoarthritis. In lateral patella luxation the patella moves to the outside, or lateral, aspect of the patella groove.

Fitzpatrick Referrals