In vitro comparison of the standard short limb cast and three configurations of short limb transfixation casts in equine forelimbs. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Axial stability of equine oblique proximal phalangeal osteotomies with application of the standard short limb cast or 1 of 3 configurations of transfixation casts was determined in vitro. Transfixation cast methods included use of parallel pins, divergent pins, or parallel pins incorporating a metal walking bar. Displacement at the osteotomy was recorded for each limb at 4,448 N. Standard short limb casts provided significantly (P = 0.0002) less axial stability than did any form of transfixation cast. Significant differences were not found between the 3 transfixation casts.

author list (cited authors)

  • McClure, S. R., Watkins, J. P., Bronson, D. G., & Ashman, R. B.

citation count

  • 36

publication date

  • September 1994