Double-plate fixation of comminuted fractures of the second phalanx in horses: 10 cases (1985-1993). Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: To determine the technique used, and the outcome for, double-plate fixation of comminuted fractures of the second phalanx of horses. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of medical records. ANIMALS: 10 horses with comminuted fractures of the second phalanx that were treated by use of double-plate fixation. PROCEDURE: Two 4- to 6-hole dynamic compression plates were abaxially placed to achieve arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint and fixation of the fracture of the second phalanx. RESULTS: Arthrodesis and fracture healing were detected in all horses. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Horses with comminuted fractures of the second phalanx that are treated with double-plate fixation have an excellent prognosis for survival and use as broodstock, and have an increased potential for return to useful function.

author list (cited authors)

  • Crabill, M. R., Watkins, J. P., Schneider, R. K., & Auer, J. A.

citation count

  • 26

publication date

  • December 1995