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Suspensory ligament: desmitis - midbody

Contributor(s): Ron Genovese, Graham Munroe, Vetstream Ltd, Chris Whitton

Introduction

Pathogenesis

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.
  • Miller K D & Juzwiak J S (2010)Bilateral degenerative suspensory desmitis with acute rupture in a Standardbred colt.Equine Vet Educ22(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 J40(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.J Am Vet Med Assoc232(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 Traumatol19(1), 43-47 PubMed.
  • Kasashima Yet al(2004)Prevalence of superficial digital flexor tendonitis and suspensory desmitis in Japanese Thoroughbred flat racehorses in 1999.Equine Vet J36(4), 346-350 PubMed.
  • Gibson K T & Steel C M (2002)Conditions of the suspensory ligament causing lameness in horses.Equine Vet Educ14(1), 39-50 VetMedResource.
  • Dyson S Jet al(1995)Suspensory ligament desmitis.Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract11(2), 177-215 PubMed.
  • Williams Jet al(1994)Scintigraphic and ultrasonographic diagnosis of soft tissue injury in a Thoroughbred horse.J Vet Med Sci56(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. Missouri, USA. pp 749-751.


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