Management of a proximal phalangeal fracture in a Saddlebred mare

dc.contributor.authorForesther, Meredith
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-11T14:59:06Z
dc.date.available2009-08-11T14:59:06Z
dc.date.issued2006-09-27
dc.description.abstractExtremely Blessed (aka Bunny), presented to the CUHA Large Animal Emergency Service on May 20, 2006, for evaluation of acute, traumatic, non-weight bearing lameness of the left forelimb following a training accident. The referring DVM evaluated her at the farm and referred her to the CUHA following splinting of the limb. Upon presentation, radiographs were taken of the affected limb. These revealed a severely comminuted fracture of the left front proximal phalanx, lacking an intact strut of bone. There was also marked bruising on the lateral aspect of the pastern; however, the skin was intact. No other problems were identified on the physical exam. The fracture was managed with external skeletal fixation techniques, specifically a transfixation pin cast. This report will focus on the use of tranfixation casts as therapy for severely comminuted phalanx fractures in equines, including cast and pin options, expected complications, and long-term prognosis.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/13406
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paperen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2007 F67en_US
dc.subjectHorses -- Fractures -- Treatment -- Case studiesen_US
dc.subjectHorses -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- Case studies
dc.titleManagement of a proximal phalangeal fracture in a Saddlebred mareen_US
dc.typeterm paperen_US
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