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Year : 2001
Tome : 152
Volume : 7
Pages : 523-530
Title : Bilateral patellar ligament rupture in a dog during enrofloxacin treatment. Treatment.
Authors : J.P. CABASSU, S. IVANOFF, G. HAROUTUNIAN et J. BESSE.
Summary : Patellar ligament rupture is described in most orthopaedic textbooks. The case report of a large dog with bilateral rupture is presented. As the initial incident was minor, responsability was attributed to an enrofloxacin treatment associated with previous prostatic surgery. Such rupture of a tendon is classic in man, where fluoroquinolones tendinopathies are well known, but has not yet been described in dog. As conventional surgical failed a new surgical technic was attempted. Each tendinous suture was protected by a classic tibio-patellar cerclage wire plus a transarticular external fixator of the stifle. The fixator was removed one and a half month later, after ultrasound examination of the ligament. Joint immobilisation was considered responsible for DJD of the stifles detected one year post trauma.
Keywords : KEY-WORDS : patellar ligament - fluoroquinolone - transarticular fixator - dog.
Correspondence : J.P. CABASSU
Adress : Clinique Vtrinaire, 12 Avenue du Prado, F-13006 Marseille
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