Figure 1 is a lateral radiograph of the patella. The yellow lines corresponds to bone fragments that are noted along the edges of the patella.
The degree of fracture appears complete or near-complete which significantly worsens the prognosis. There are cases of patella fracture in horses that are described in the literature that have healed after several months of stall rest. However, there is minimal discussion regarding the future of these horses with regards to as equine athletes. The prognosis for this horse to return to work is poor and his outcome is yet to be determined.