Authors of section

Author

Alan Ruggles

Executive Editor

Jörg Auer

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Sagittal fractures

Definition

Sagittal fractures of the patella are usually associated with moderate to severe lameness. Joint effusion is depended on the degree of displacement of the fracture. Soft-tissue swelling is typically present.

definition

  • moderately displaced mid sagittal patellar fracture (a)
  • severely displaced mid sagittal patellar fracture (b)
  • lateral projection of displaced sagittal patellar fracture (c)

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