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Chip fractures of the intermediate carpal bone in the horse: correlation between the radiographic and arthroscopic findings
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (1993)
  • L. F. G. de Siqueira
  • M A Collier
  • George A Henry, Oklahoma State University - Main Campus
  • M Neuman
Abstract
A retrospective survey was performed on the distribution of fractures within the radiocarpal joint in horses that underwent arthroscopic surgery at the Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, between September 1989 and September 1992. Evaluation of the incidence of fractures in this joint showed that the first dorsal margin of the radius was the most affected bone. The intermediate carpal bone was the second most affected bone and the proximal dorsal medial surface (PDMS) was the most frequently affected caged area on the intermediate bone. A thorough morphological radiographic examination was required to consistently establish an accurate diagnosis and consisted of 5 standard views and skyline projections of the proximal row of carpal bones and distal radius. During arthroscopic surgery, this area required careful visual examination and mechanical probing due to the high incidence of multiple fractures observed at this site.
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Publication Date
1993
Citation Information
L. F. G. de Siqueira, M A Collier, George A Henry and M Neuman. "Chip fractures of the intermediate carpal bone in the horse: correlation between the radiographic and arthroscopic findings" Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Vol. 13 Iss. 4 (1993)
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