Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Pelvis: fracture

Contributor(s): Patrick Colahan, Vetstream Ltd, Chris Whitton

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Predisposing factors

General
  • Fall   Pelvis: fracture 03 - sacrum      Pelvis: fracture 04 - sacrum  .
  • Dystocia   Reproduction: dystocia  .
  • Other trauma - cast in stall, hitting gates.
  • Race training - fatigue failure of bone.

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.
  • Powell S (2011)Investigation of pelvic problems in horses.In Pract33(10), 518-524 VetMedResource.
  • Driver A J & Nagy A (2008)Fracture of the ischium in an eight-year-old Arabian gelding: A diagnostic challenge.Equine Vet Educ20(3), 127-130 VetMedResource.
  • Haussler K K & Stover S M (1998)Stress fractures of the vertebral lamina and pelvis in Thoroughbred racehorses.Equine Vet J30(5), 374-381 PubMed.
  • Tucker R L, Schneider R K, Sondhof A H, Ragle C A & Tyler J W (1998)Bone scintigraphy in the diagnosis of sacroiliac injury in 12 horses.Equine Vet J30(5), 390-395 PubMed.
  • Hornof W J, Stover S M, Koblik P D & Arthur R M (1996)Oblique views of the ilium and the scintigraphic appearance of stress fractures of the illium.Equine Vet J28(5), 355-358 PubMed.
  • Pilsworth R C, Sheferd M C, Herinckx B M B & Homes M A (1994)Fracture of the wing of the ilium, adjacent to the sacroiliac joint, in Thoroughbred racehorses.Equine Vet J26(2), 94-99 PubMed.
  • May S A &Harrison L J (1994)Radiography of the hip and pelvis.Equine Vet J6(3), 152-158 VetMedResource.
  • Sheferd M C & Pilsworth R C (1994)The use of ultrasound in the diagnosis of pelvic fractures.Equine Vet Educ6(4), 223-227 VetMedResource.
  • May S A, Patterson L J, Peacock P J & Edwards G B (1991)Radiographic technique for the pelvis in the standing horse.Equine Vet J23(4), 312-314 PubMed.
  • Rutkowski J S & Richardson D W (1989)A retrospective study of 100 pelvic fractures in horses.Equine Vet J21, 256-259 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Almanza A & Whitcomb M B (2003)Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Pelvic Fractures in 28 Horses.In:Proc 49th AAEP Convention. pp 50-54.
  • Ducharme N G (1996)Pelvic fracture and coxofemoral luxation.In:Equine fracture repair. Ed: A J Nixon, W B Saunders Co, Philadelphia. pp 294-298.
  • Richardson D W & White N A (1990)Current Practice of Equine Surgery.Ed: J N Moore. J B Lippincott Co, Philadelphia. pp 671-673.


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