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Surgery of the distal limb


Nuss, Karl (2016). Surgery of the distal limb. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice, 32(3):753-775.

Abstract

Diseases of the bovine digit remain the major cause of painful lameness in cattle and commonly constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Prompt surgical wound revision is critical in acute injuries. Deep infections may be treated with debridement, resection of tendons, synovioscopy, joint lavage, arthrotomy and facilitated joint ankylosis. Postoperative care is more involved, lameness persists longer, and cost of treatment is higher after salvage techniques than after amputation of the digit. Luxations and fractures of the digits often are amenable to conservative treatment but may be treated surgically if indicated.

Abstract

Diseases of the bovine digit remain the major cause of painful lameness in cattle and commonly constitute a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for clinicians. Prompt surgical wound revision is critical in acute injuries. Deep infections may be treated with debridement, resection of tendons, synovioscopy, joint lavage, arthrotomy and facilitated joint ankylosis. Postoperative care is more involved, lameness persists longer, and cost of treatment is higher after salvage techniques than after amputation of the digit. Luxations and fractures of the digits often are amenable to conservative treatment but may be treated surgically if indicated.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amputation; Digits; Fractures; Infection; Injury; Lameness; Luxations; Resection
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:20 Jan 2017 09:29
Last Modified:20 Jan 2017 09:29
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0749-0720
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2016.05.011
PubMed ID:27719768

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