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FILGUEIRA, F.G.F et al. Patella fracture with rupture of the patellar tendon in a dog: case report. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.1, pp.61-66. ISSN 1678-4162.

It is reported the occurrence of patellar fracture associated with rupture of the patellar tendon in a mongrel male dog referred to a Teaching Veterinary Hospital. The used technique was the combination of bone fixation with Kirschner wire and application of tension band recommended in most transverse fractures of the patella. To repair the damage to the patellar tendon, the modified Kessler suture with nylon 0.80mm was performed. When the patient returned 150 days after surgery, advanced bone healing process was observed in patella. It was concluded that the measures taken to repair the injury were effective

Keywords : dog; patella; fracture; ligament; direct trauma.

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