Executive Editor: Jörg Auer

Authors: Alan Ruggles

Patella

back to skeleton

Glossary

Dorsal recumbency

The horse is usually positioned in dorsal recumbency, although lateral recumbency may be chosen based on surgeon’s preference.
The affected limb is placed in extension and secured.
It is helpful to position the hind limb slightly cranial to relax the femoral-patellar joint maximally.

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