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Equine Vet J. 1976 Jan;8(1):20-5.

The surgical treatment of fractures of the olecranon in the horse.

Abstract

Methods of treating fractures of the olecranon in the horse are reviewed. A further 4 cases are recorded in which the fracture was treated by open reduction and fixation with a heavy duty Venable's plate placed on the caudal aspect of the ulna. Three cases had an oblique fracture through the semilunar notch; this was complicated in one by a fracture of the lateral half of the radial head which resulted in subluxation of the radio-humeral joint. The fracture of the radial head was treated by open reduction and fixation with a lag screw. The fourth case had an oblique fracture of the olecranon just proximal to the semilunar notch, complicated by a fracture of the anconeal process which was removed. The fractures healed within 10 weeks and the plates were removed in all 4 cases. During follow-up periods ranging from 10 to 26 months, all 4 animals became sound.

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