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Thomas O'Brien MVB1, Simon F. Peek DVM, DACVIM2, and Mike A. Livesey BVMS, MSc, DACVS3
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  • 1 Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.
  • | 2 Department of Medical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.
  • | 3 Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706.
History

A 6-year-old Friesian gelding was referred to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of Wisconsin for further evaluation of severe, progressive bilateral hind limb lameness of 10 days' duration. A diagnosis of bilateral intermittent upward fixation of the patella had been made 5 months previously. Following a lack of response to conservative management, splitting of the medial patellar ligament (MPL) was performed in both stifle joints 2 weeks prior to evaluation at the veterinary medical teaching hospital. In the immediate postoperative period, no adverse effects of the surgery were observed; however, 3 to 4 days following the

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. O'Brien (tobrien4@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu).