Ex vivo evaluation of a percutaneous thread-transecting technique for desmotomy of normal palmar/plantar annular ligaments in horses

To develop and describe a minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided, percutaneous technique for the desmotomy of equine palmar/plantar annular ligaments (PALs) using a transecting thread. 

Diego De Gasperi DVM, MS, DACVS, Danqing Guo MD, RMSK, Danzhu Guo MD, FAAPMR, Yan Lu MD, Sabrina H. Brounts DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS/ECVS, DACVSMR