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Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg.


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Abstract
A three-and-a-half-year-old neutered male Standard Schnauzer presented with a 5-week history of inability to bear full weight on the right pelvic limb following a traumatic injury to the right stifle. Clinical, radiographic, and ultrasound findings were consistent with a proximal patellar tendon rupture with a distal patellar avulsion fragment. A proprietary Achilles repair jig system was used to reattach the patellar tendon to the patella, allowing for direct approximation of the tissues. The primary repair was supported with a protective patella-to-tibia suture, and the dog was fitted with an orthosis to restrict range of motion of the stifle. Primary tendon repair using alternative suture materials and suture placement, in conjunction with a protective suture loop and transient stifle immobilization, allowed for a successful outcome without appreciable lameness at a final evaluation nine months after presentation.
Conclusion: The dog in this report was successfully treated with a modified proprietary AchillesÂ’ tendon repair system using previously undescribed paired axial patellar bone tunnels in conjunction with a patello-tibial protective ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene suture.

Key words: Patellar Tendon, Tenorrhaphy


 
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Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Vet J. 2018; 8(3): 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5


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Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. https://www.openveterinaryjournal.com/?mno=290032 [Access: February 13, 2024]. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5


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Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Vet J. 2018; 8(3): 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Vet J. (2018), [cited February 13, 2024]; 8(3): 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



Harvard Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg (2018) Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Vet J, 8 (3), 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



Turabian Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. 2018. Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Veterinary Journal, 8 (3), 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



Chicago Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. "Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique." Open Veterinary Journal 8 (2018), 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg. "Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique." Open Veterinary Journal 8.3 (2018), 256-264. Print. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Matthew D Johnson, Diego Rafael Sobrino, Daniel Dean Lewis, Justin Shmalberg (2018) Surgical repair of a proximal patellar tendon avulsion in a dog utilizing triple patellar bone tunnels and modified tendon repair technique. Open Veterinary Journal, 8 (3), 256-264. doi:10.4314/ovj.v8i3.5