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Patellar Luxation

Posted by:  heidi ifft
Category:   Medical
Posted on:  August 03, 2002 at 16:01:36

Question:

i have been to my vet three times in the past two months because my 9 month old is limping (every once in a while it starts for no particular reason) -- it is her right front leg that is giving her trouble. after a full set of x-rays, and two follow-ups, and anti-infammatory doggie pills (vet thought it was torn tissue or a rotator cuff injury)...she still has days when the mysterious limp appears. my vet never mentioned patellar luxation as a possibility. she looked very carefully at the x-rays and said the bone structure was fine. i am wondering if patellar luxation only manifests itself in the hind legs, or if it affects the front legs too. and if so, maybe this is a problem the vet overlooked. any advice would be greatly appreciated. poor gimpy emma!