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Osteostixis und Fasziotomie als Therapie einer Avulsionsfraktur im Bereich des proximalen Röhrbeines eines Pferdes – Ein Fallbericht


Müller-Kirchenbauer, D; Fürst, Anton E; Kaegi, B (2001). Osteostixis und Fasziotomie als Therapie einer Avulsionsfraktur im Bereich des proximalen Röhrbeines eines Pferdes – Ein Fallbericht. Pferdeheilkunde, 17(5):477-481.

Abstract

A horse with an avulsion fracture of the third metatarsal bone in combination with a proximal suspensory desmitis is described. The horse was presented to the clinic with a lameness history of 4 years. With several local anaesthetic techniques the lameness was localized in the area of the proximal metatarsus. The radiological evaluation clearly showed a bone fragment in the area of the origin of the suspensory ligament and with computertomographic examination the position of the fragment was exactly defined and described. A proximal suspensory desmitis was diagnosed by ultrasonographic and computer-tomographic means. Treatment consisted of local injections and slow rehabilitation work over 5 months, but did not show any improvement. After the surgical treatment by osteostixis and fasciotomy, performed in the proximal metatarsus, the horse became sound after 5 months. The problems of diagnosing the suspensory desmitis is described and a possible surgical technique, the osteostixis, as treatment is discussed.

Abstract

A horse with an avulsion fracture of the third metatarsal bone in combination with a proximal suspensory desmitis is described. The horse was presented to the clinic with a lameness history of 4 years. With several local anaesthetic techniques the lameness was localized in the area of the proximal metatarsus. The radiological evaluation clearly showed a bone fragment in the area of the origin of the suspensory ligament and with computertomographic examination the position of the fragment was exactly defined and described. A proximal suspensory desmitis was diagnosed by ultrasonographic and computer-tomographic means. Treatment consisted of local injections and slow rehabilitation work over 5 months, but did not show any improvement. After the surgical treatment by osteostixis and fasciotomy, performed in the proximal metatarsus, the horse became sound after 5 months. The problems of diagnosing the suspensory desmitis is described and a possible surgical technique, the osteostixis, as treatment is discussed.

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Other titles:Osteostixis and fasciotomy as a treatment for a proximal avulsion fracture of the third metatarsal bone in a horse
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Equine
Language:German
Date:2001
Deposited On:30 Jul 2012 14:53
Last Modified:23 Jan 2022 21:44
Publisher:Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH
ISSN:0177-7726
OA Status:Hybrid
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.21836/PEM20010509
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: German