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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 J 44 (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 J 44 (6), 707-713 PubMed.
  • Poulin Braim A E et al (2010) Computed tomography of proximal metatarsal and concurrent third tarsal bone fractures in a Thoroughbred racehorse. Equine Vet Educ 22 (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 J 41 (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 J 41 (5), 465-473 PubMed.
  • Parkin T D H et al (2005) Risk factors for fatal lateral condylar fracture of the third metacarpus/metatarsus in UK racing. Equine Vet J 37 (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 Educ 31 (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, USA. ISBN 0-7216-6754-6.


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