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MC/MT 3: fracture

Contributor(s): Chris Whitton

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Racing or high speed work injury.
  • External trauma - young horses, foals.

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.
  • Tranquille C A, Parkin T D H & Murray R C (2012)Magnetic resonance imaging-detected adaptation and pathology in the distal condyles of the third metacarpus, associated with lateral condylar fracture in Thoroughbred racehorses.Equine Vet J44(6), 699-706 PubMed.
  • Jacklin B D & Wright I M (2012)Frequency distributions of 174 fractures of the distal condyles of the third metacarpal and metatarsal bones in 167 Thoroughbred racehorses (1999-2009).Equine Vet J44(6), 707-713 PubMed.
  • Poulin Braim A Eet al(2010)Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a Thoroughbred racehorse.Equine Vet Educ22(6), 290-295. VetMedResource
  • Ramzan P H L (2009)Transverse stress fracture of the distal diaphysis of the third metacarpus in six Thoroughbred racehorses.Equine Vet J41(6), 602-605 PubMed.
  • Bischofberger A S, Furst A, Auer J & Lischer C (2009)Surgical management of complete diaphyseal third metacarpal and metatarsal bone fractures: Clinical outcome in 10 mature horses and 11 foals.Equine Vet J41(5), 465-473 PubMed.
  • Parkin T D Het al(2005)Risk factors for fatal lateral condylar fracture of the third metacarpus/metatarsus in UK racing.Equine Vet J37(3), 192-199 PubMed.
  • Dallap B L, Bramlage L R & Embertson R M (1999)Results of screw fixation combined with cortical drilling for treatment of dorsal cortical stress fractures of the third metacarpal bone in 56 Thoroughbred racehorses.Equine Vet Educ31(3), 252-257 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Schneider R K (1996)Fractures of the third metacarpus and metatarsus.In:Equine Fracture Repair.Ed. A J Nixon. W B Saunders, Philadelphia. ISBN 0-7216-6754-6.


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