Sagittal fractures of the third carpal bone in horses: 12 cases (1977-1985).

A. T. Fischer, Susan M Stover

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Abstract

Third carpal sagittal fractures were found to be related to racing injuries in 10 of 12 horses. These fractures occurred most commonly on the medial aspect of the bone. A dorsoproximal-dorsodistal view of the carpus was required to visualize the fracture in all cases. Healing of the fracture required periods of rest of up to one year. Conservative management of these fractures resulted in return to function in 7 of 12 horses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume191
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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