Surgical treatment of distal tarsal joint luxations in three horses

Authors: 
G. A. Abuja, K. A. Bubeck, D. D. Quinteros, J. M. García-López
Volume: 
4
Number: 
Pages: 
304-310
Journal: 
Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Date: 
2013

The clinical signs, radiographic findings, surgical treatment, and outcome of three horses with luxation of the distal tarsal joints are reported. Two patients showed luxations of the tarsometatarsal joint whereas luxation of the proximal intertarsal joint was found in one case. Open reduction, followed by internal fixation was performed in two horses and closed reduction with a transfixation pin cast was performed in the third. The treatment in all three cases resulted in a satisfactory clinical outcome.

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