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Rupture of the quadriceps tendon. A case report in a young dog.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19151876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A five-month-old, male, 16 kg, mixed breed dog was presented for an acute non-weight bearing lameness of the right hind limb. A subtotal avulsion of the quadriceps tendon at its patellar insertion was diagnosed through radiography and ultrasonography. Two nylon sutures secured with a stainless steel crimp were placed in a locking loop pattern in the quadriceps tendon and through a transverse 2.7 mm drill-hole in the patella. No external coaptation was used postoperatively. A full functional recovery was observed, and was followed for one year postoperatively. Quadriceps tendon rupture has not been described in the veterinary literature to our knowledge; in humans, quadriceps tendon rupture is a well known entity, often due to systemic disease resulting in weakening of the tendinous structures. In the case presented herein, the dog's history, young age and location, without underlying biochemical abnormalities, led us to believe that the observed lesion was of traumatic origin. The surgical treatment performed was based on that performed in humans and also that which has been investigated experimentally in the dog.
F Arnault; T Dembour; H Gallois Bride; J L Chancrin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and comparative orthopaedics and traumatology : V.C.O.T     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0932-0814     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-19     Completed Date:  2009-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906319     Medline TA:  Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinics of Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary School of Lyon, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dogs / injuries*,  surgery
Patella / surgery*
Rupture / veterinary
Tendon Injuries / radiography,  surgery,  ultrasonography,  veterinary*
Treatment Outcome

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