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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2005 Apr;21(1):145-65, viii.

Wounds of the distal limb complicated by involvement of deep structures.

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  • 1Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 002 Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, USA.


The authors describe the clinically relevant structures of the distal limb and the current diagnostic and treatment modalities. Specific problems include tendon laceration, septic tenosynovitis, and sep-tic arthritis of the distal joints. A detailed description of tendon repair, tendon sheath lavage, and postoperative convalescent methodology is provided. This article makes available to the reader information necessary to appropriately diagnose and treat wounds of the distal equine limb involving deep structures. Information on the overall prognosis is also provided.

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