Use of cancellous bone graft in treatment of navicular bone osteomyelitis in a foal.

M. D. Markel, Dennis Meagher, T. S. Ford

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Abstract

A 3-month-old Quarter Horse filly stepped on a fence staple and developed navicular bone osteomyelitis of the right hindfoot. A 1.5-cm spherical portion of medullary cavity containing purulent material was debrided and flushed with 0.9% NaCl solution. Cancellous bone was collected from a caudal sternebra and placed into the defect. The solar defect had filled with granulation tissue and was epithelialized 6 weeks after surgery. At 6-month follow-up evaluation, the navicular bone defect had healed and the foal was sound on the limb. Cancellous bone grafting may have merit for the treatment of navicular bone osteomyelitis in the horse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-280
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume187
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)

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