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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 1995 Aug;11(2):217-33.

Tendon, tendon sheath, and ligament injuries in the pastern.

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  • 1Equine Clinical Unit, Animal Health Trust, Suffolk, England.


The palmar (plantar) aspect of the pastern is an anatomically complex area and an understanding of this is a prerequisite for accurate diagnosis of injuries in this area. The gross and normal ultrasonographic anatomy are described, and injuries of the superficial and deep digital flexor tendons and the digital flexor tendon sheath, the distal sesamoidean ligaments, and the palmar ligaments of the proximal interphalangeal joint are discussed.

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