Putnam (1968) Scoring System

Putnam (1968) Scoring System


Grade 0 Normal


Grade 1 The patella luxates manually but spontaneously returns to the trochlea when released.


Grade 2 The patella luxates spontaneously or on manipulation and remains luxated at a certain angle of the stifle joint.  It is either spontaneously reduced on active flexion or extension or can be manually reduced by the examiner.


Grade 3 The patella remains luxated most of the time but can be manually reduced.  However, reluxation occurs spontaneously.


Grade 4 The patella is permanently luxated and cannot be manually repositioned.


Note:  Grade 1 and 2 are considered as intermittent PL.  Grade 3 and 4 are considered as permanent PL.


Please submit a copy of this completed form to The Miniature Pinscher Club’s Health Co-ordinator


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Kindly address any queries to the Secretary of the Miniature Pinscher Club –

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27 Tilston Road, Walton, Liverpool, L9 6AH

Tel 0151 524 2921

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