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My 8 months cat fractured it's patella and the fragments are

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My 8 months cat fractured it's patella and the fragments are widely seperated what to do ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome, I'm Dr. B and would like to help you today.

I am so sorry to hear about your lad' s patella. If it is fractured itself ( not that the tip of the tbia that broke off, which is surgical too but a less severe situation), its important to know thay these are very much surgical cases and can be a real challenge for even specialist surgeons. This is because the patella is key for the knee joint to bend and need to be repaired so it can heal despite the pull of the knee ligaments.

So I do agree with your vet that this will be surgical and sooner is better when it comes to this since we don't want the body scarring or trying to heal this misaligned before we can repair this.

Please take care,

Dr. B

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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