Health,  Patella

Patellar Luxation

Subluxated patellas are not uncommon in the breed, and therefore it is important for puppies to have their patellas examined at the well puppy checkup and also certified at one year by an OFA exam.

Patella certification is one of the requirements to get a CHIC number. (See Resources for more information.)


What is Patellar Luxation? (OFA) – In patellar luxation, the kneecap luxates, or pops out of place, either in a medial or lateral position.