patella


Daisy Shepherd
 

lavinia, please explain  upward fixating patella.  thank you, daisy and tiko


Lavinia Fiscaletti
 
Edited

This is really OT for this group but :

Upward fixation of the patella (UFP) is a condition in which a ligament on the horse's patella (kneecap) gets
caught or trapped on the bottom portion of the horse’s femur just above the stifle joint, making it difficult or impossible for the animal to flex the affected limb.

Dr. Google can provide videos and more in-depth explanations but here's one to get you started:

https://www.merckvetmanual.com/musculoskeletal-system/lameness-in-horses/intermittent-upward-fixation-of-the-patella-and-delayed-patella-release-in-horses

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Lavinia

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