Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Black Hills of Wyoming
anybody with experience with "delayed patella release" (catching/locked stifles)
I have a 2yr old who has "delayed patellar release", also known as 'stifled,' catching stifles, locked stifles, sticky kneecaps, ..., which roughly means that his knee caps (hind quarter) do not smoothly lock/unlock, making him walk awkward. First step he lifts his hind leg unneccessarily high up, then walks normal. When I pick the foot up I can hear a "knack" in his knee. Does anybody have had experience with this kind of problem? At this time I am wondering if he will ever be rideable and actually trying to give him away as companion horse.