Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Tarsus: luxation

Contributor(s): Prof Gary M Baxter, Graham Munroe

Introduction

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Major traumatic event.
  • Twisting trauma - falls, trapped leg, kicks.
  • Most common cause of luxation is central or 3rd +/- 4th tarsal bone fractures.
  • Severe 4th tarsal bone fractures + damage to severe damage to long plantar +/- collateral ligament insertions   Tarsus: distal tarsal bone fracture / luxation  .

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.
  • O'Neill H (2012) Case report: Simultaneous rupture of the fibularis tertius and subluxation of the proximal intersarsal joint of a horse. UK Vet 17, 4-6 VetMedResource.
  • Clegg P (2006) Conditions of the equine tarsal joints. UK Vet 11 (7), 6-12 VetMedResource.
  • Bertone S L (1994) Management of orthopedic emergencies. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 10 (3), 603-625 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Dabareiner R G (2003) The Tarsus. In: Diagnosis & Management of Lameness in the Horse. Eds: Ross M W & Dyson S J. Saunders, USA. pp 444-447.


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