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Suspensory ligament: desmitis - midbody

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Introduction

Pathogenesis

Pathophysiology

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Miller K D & Juzwiak J S (2010) Bilateral degenerative suspensory desmitis with acute rupture in a Standardbred colt. Equine Vet Educ 22 (6), 267-270 VetMedResource.
  • Schnabel L V, Mohammed H O, Jacobson M S & Fortier L A (2008) Effects of platelet rich plasma and acellular bone marrow on gene expression patterns and DNA content of equine suspensory ligament explant cultures. Equine Vet J 40 (3), 260-265 PubMed.
  • Waselau M, Sutter W W, Genovese R L & Bertone A L (2008) Intralesional injection of platelet-rich plasma followed by controlled exercise for treatment of midbody suspensory ligament desmitis in Standardbred racehorses. JAVMA 232 (10), 1515-1520 PubMed.
  • Smith J J, Ross M W & Smith R K (2006) Anabolic effects of acellular bone marrow, platelet rich plasma, and serum on equine suspensory ligament fibroblasts in vitro. Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 19 (1), 43-47 PubMed.
  • Kasashima Y et al (2004) Prevalence of superficial digital flexor tendonitis and suspensory desmitis in Japanese Thoroughbred flat racehorses in 1999. Equine Vet J 36 (4), 346-350 PubMed.
  • Gibson K T & Steel C M (2002) Conditions of the suspensory ligament causing lameness in horses. Equine Vet Educ 14 (1), 39-50 VetMedResource.
  • Dyson S J et al (1995) Suspensory ligament desmitis. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 11 (2), 177-215 PubMed.
  • Williams J et al (1994) Scintigraphic and ultrasonographic diagnosis of soft tissue injury in a Thoroughbred horse. J Vet Med Sci 56 (1), 169-172 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Dyson S J, Genovese R L (2011) Suspensory Desmitis: Body Lesions. In: Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse. 2nd edn. Eds: Ross M W & Dyson S J. Elsevier, USA. pp 749-751.

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