Key words: cruciate ligament, fibula, extracapsular stabilization, lateral suture technique, stifle joint luxation, orthopedics, avian, trumpeter hornbill, Bycanistes bucinator, African grey parrot, Psittacus erithacus
A diagnosis of traumatic stifle luxation with cranial displacement of the tibiotarsus was made, and surgery was scheduled for the next day at a referral facility.
The stifle luxation was manually reduced, the fibula was advanced craniad, relative to the femur and tibiotarsus, and secured with two 0.
On radiographic examination, a right stifle luxation with cranial and proximal displacement of the tibiotarsus and patella was observed (Fig 4).
14) The hornbill in this report had a cranial luxation of the tibiotarsus, without displacement of the fibula relative to the femur.
Although reports of avian stifle luxation and cruciate rupture repair exist, to our knowledge, there are no reports of extracapsular stabilization followed by physical therapy.