Surgical repair of tibial tuberosity avulsion fractures in four horses. Academic Article uri icon


  • Four horses, 2 to 17 years old, were treated for unilateral avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity. Two horses were treated successfully with tension band wiring or plating in combination with lag screw fixation. One horse was euthanatized because of implant failure during recovery and one was euthanatized on day 11 because a longitudinal fracture of the tibial tuberosity occurred through the plane of the screws used for stabilization.

published proceedings

  • Vet Surg

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, B. L., Auer, J. A., & Watkins, J. P

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Smith, BL||Auer, JA||Watkins, JP

publication date

  • March 1990