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Patellar fractures in cats

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THE results of a survey on patellar fractures in cats were published in 2009 (Langley-Hobbs 2009) following a request for cases in a letter in Veterinary Record (VR, March 19, 2005, vol 156, p 392). A concurrent study in North America is ongoing.

From having access to information on over 150 patellar fractures some interesting findings have been discovered about this unusual condition. Transverse patellar fractures (Fig 1) most commonly occur in young cats (one to three years old) with …

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