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Femur: physeal fracture

Contributor(s): Prof Gary M Baxter, Chris Whitton, Jarred Williams

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Diaphyseal fractures - a fall involving adduction of the limb; direct blow.
  • Proximal physeal fractures - a fall involving adbuction of the limb.

Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Byron C R, Stick J A, Brown J A et al (2002) Use of a condylar screw plate for repair of a Salter Harris type 3 fracture of the femur in a 2 year old horse. JAVMA 221 (9), 1292–5 PubMed.
  • Hance S R et al (1992) Retrospective study of 38 cases of femur fractures in horses less than one year of age. Equine Vet J 24 (5), 357-363 PubMed.
  • Hunt D A, Snyder J R, Morgan J P et al (1990) Femoral capital physeal fractures in 25 foals. Vet Surg 19 (1), 41–9 PubMed.
  • Embertson R M, Bramlage L R, Gabel A A (1986) Physeal fractures in the horse. I. Classification and incidence. Vet Surg 15 (3), 223–9 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Richardson D W (2012) Femur and pelvis. In: Equine surgery. Ed Auer J A. Elsevier, US. pp 1442–52.
  • Hance S R & Bramlage L R (1996) Fractures of the femur and patella. In: Equine Fracture Repair. Ed Nixon A J. W B Saunders, US. pp 284-293.


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