Crosspin Fixation of Fractures of the Proximal Tibia in Three Foals Academic Article uri icon


  • Three foals, each less than 1 month of age, were presented with Salter Type II fractures of the proximal tibial physis. Reduction of the fractures was accomplished manually and maintained by crosspin fixation. Fracture healing in two of the foals was uncomplicated. The third foal developed an infection around the implants, which responded to periodic local antiseptic flushing and administration of penicillin and gentamicin. Follow‐up information ranging from 11 to 22 months after surgery revealed satisfactory results in two of three foals; premature closure of the proximal tibial physis was found in the other foal, resulting in the development of an angular limb deformity. Copyright © 1985, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)

  • WATKINS, J. P., AUER, J. A., & TAYLOR, T. S.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • April 1985